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Popular support for regulation that works

Tue, 06/09/2016
Many commentators are suggesting that the EU is currently locked in the throes of an existential crisis as a result of the UK Brexit vote,

Better Regulation for Better Results?

Tue, 06/09/2016
Over recent years, political concerns about the costs of regulation to business have risen to prominence, with accusations that rules such as those protecting rare species and habitats are placing “ridiculous costs” on businesses and the wider economy.

Lead: bad for birds and people

Fri, 22/07/2016
The metal is clearly lethal to all living things. The EU has moved to protect people; will it do anything to stop lead poisoning in birds?
Birds flying ©freesoulproduction/Shutterstock

Nobody can make it out here alone

Mon, 27/06/2016
The BirdLife Europe and Central Asia team respond to 'Brexit' and its potentially devastating consequences on Europe's environment.

UK's David Cameron supports EU nature laws,...

Thu, 02/06/2016
The declaration is supported by the RSPB and WWF UK, which say 'The safer option for our wildlife and environment is for the UK to remain within the EU'.

New study confirms EU nature laws’ effectiveness

Thu, 19/05/2016
Will it nudge the European Commission to release the results of the 'fitness check' of the Directives and declare them 'fit for purpose'?
David Attenborough, CCI DAB inauguration. Photo: SIR CAM/UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

BirdLife’s new nest: a home for conservationists

Fri, 08/04/2016
'We depend on nature for the very air we breathe, for every mouthful of food we consume, for every drop of clean water that we drink.”: these the inspiring words from Sir David Attenborough at the official opening of the new CCI conservation campus
On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Turtle-dove is the UK's fastest-declining bird, now Vulnerable, and needs support from projects like this. Photo: Andy Hay

Second day of Christmas brings Turtle-doves to...

Tue, 22/12/2015
We are delighted to report that Turtle-doves have been found at two quarry projects, including three juveniles, so it is very likely that they were born on a CEMEX site this year thanks to a partnership with CEMEX and the RSPB.

More than a quarter of UK birds now of '...

Thu, 03/12/2015
The Curlew, Nightingale and Puffin join the growing list of threatened birds, while the Bittern and Nightjar get a reprieve in the new 'Birds of Conservation Concern' report.

Birds are the neglected victims of global warming...

Thu, 19/11/2015
Research shows how birds in the UK are struggling (and often failing) to adapt to climate change.

Rehabilitating disused old mines into havens of...

Fri, 02/10/2015
The TESSA toolkit analyses benefits of different land uses to nature and the local community so decision-makers can pick the best one. It's being used to promote turning disused EU quarries into public parks and nature reserves.
Wallasea Island Wild Coast project - Photo © Ben Hall / RSPB images

First stage completed of world-class project to...

Fri, 11/09/2015
The European Commission and British Government are officially opening Jubilee Marsh on 11 September, marking the completion of the first phase of the RSPB (BirdLife’s UK Partner) Wallasea Island Wild Coast project.
Swifts. Photo: Shaun Hurrell

Special first moments captured on video when...

Sat, 23/05/2015
How would you behave when reunited with a loved one after spending 9 months apart (and after spending 9 months without sitting down)?

Stornoway sing with their senses in tune with the...

Tue, 19/05/2015
Brian Briggs from Stornoway talks about how the sights and sounds of the natural world have inspired the making of their new album "Bonxie".

Breathing New Life into a Quarry

Tue, 03/03/2015

Perhaps when you were a teenager you've snuck into an old quarry to take a quick dip to

New report reveals scale of declines of UK...

Thu, 16/10/2014

The migration of millions of birds across the face of the planet is one of nature’s gre

Birdfair big weekend helping to protect our oceans

Thu, 14/08/2014
This year’s British Birdwatching Fair, the world’s largest event for nature, is raising funds to help BirdLife International to protect the world’s seas and oceans.