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A Griffon Vulture. Photo: Carles Carboneras

Saving the world’s vultures

Fri, 08/01/2016 - 11:45

Let's start with getting veterinary diclofenac banned in Europe.

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The year BirdLife turned 'vulture vigilante'

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 14:50

99% of South Asian vultures are declining, and Europe is not far behind at 75%. What is BirdLife doing to save them?

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SEO/BirdLife Executive Director Asunción Ruíz receiving the award © SEO/BirdLife

BirdLife Spain receives top European award

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 14:48

Campo de Montiel, a Natura 2000 site in the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha, has today played host to a celebration of the Natura 2000 Awards, which has been jointly presented to SEO/BirdLife, Agencia EFE and BirdLife Europe as a result of their campaign ‘‘Natura 2000 Day’’.

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Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one species at a time

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:10

These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

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Gran Sol may have 'plenty of fish in the sea', but its seabirds are declining

Thu, 01/10/2015 - 09:48

The area hosts about 50 fishing boats, so seabird bycatch is a worrying problem. Can SEO/BirdLife in Spain and BirdLife's Seabird Task Force find a solution?

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Coming soon: An atlas of Spain's migratory birds

Mon, 31/08/2015 - 09:37

BirdLife in Spain's Migra initiative gathers in-depth data on the country's migrating species, from black spots and threats to favourite routes, speed and altitude of flight.

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Keeping an eye on Balearic Shearwater

Sat, 04/07/2015 - 06:46

We need to keep a more careful eye on the ‘Critically Endangered’ Balearic Shearwater or else we might notice too late that it’s gone forever…

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Three blades or none?

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 14:46

Spinning through flying space, three blade wind turbines are good for the climate, but are known to kill birds. A Spanish company may have invented a solution that will hit the market soon...Vortex Bladeless

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Butterflies, SEO/BirdLife, and the Natura 2000 Citizens Award

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 12:52

Making butterflies with your hands may not change the world, but it’s a symbolic gesture that has been winning the hearts of people across Europe in celebration of the Natura 2000 Network.

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Commissioner Potocnik: “Investing in Natura 2000 is investing in our own future”

Fri, 12/09/2014 - 10:14

Janez Potocnick, European Commissioner for Environment until last August, expresses his support to the Natura 2000 network. Mr. Potocnick qualifies it as “one of the biggest achievements in the EU Environmental Policy” in a video produced within the frame of the LIFE project Activa Red Natura 2000 – Connecting people with Biodiversity by SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) and the Spanish news agency EFE.

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Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:17

Spain has officially established 39 new marine protection areas. The new sites are ‘Special Protection Areas for Birds’ (SPAs), designated under the European Birds Directive. The SPAs will offer protection to seabirds whilst they are at sea, complementing the existing network of sites on land.

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CEMEX quarry in Spain sets example for biodiversity action. Photo: Jonathan Rodriguez

Business partnership wins industry recognition

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 11:59

BirdLife and CEMEX’s actions to protect and enhance biodiversity are outstanding examples for aggregates industry

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Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 15:56

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura 2000 protected area network is about to take a giant leap forward.  A new app gives birding tourists the opportunity to plan their trips using interactive maps,

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Co-founder of BirdLife's Spanish Partner and renowned conservationist Mauricio González-Gordon Díez, has died aged 89

Co-founder of SEO/BirdLife and saviour of Doñana dies aged 89

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 12:44

Mauricio González-Gordon Díez, a key figure in nature conservation in Spain and Europe, has died aged 89. (SEO/BirdLife)

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Morocco's Northern Bald Ibis population has a bumper breeding season (Hans & Jenne Erikson; worldsrarestbirds.com)

Record season for Morocco’s Northern Bald Ibises

Mon, 16/09/2013 - 12:45

Morocco's Northern Bald Ibis population has a bumper breeding season

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SEO/BirdLife in Spain presents the first ‘Atlas of Birds in Winter’

SEO/BirdLife in Spain presents the first ‘Atlas of Birds in Winter’

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 07:52

Three years of fieldwork, including more than 70,000 kilometres of walked surveying and 30,000 hours of sampling highlight the effort behind the preparation of the Atlas of Birds in Winter in Spain (2007-2010).

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Spanish media project to promote Natura 2000

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:20

SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) in collaboration with the Spanish news agency EFE recently launched a four year Life+ project focusing on the Spanish Natura 2000 Network.

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