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The Bird Bulletin, Vol.9

Fri, 26/05/2017
Read today’s Bird Bulletin, featuring a Short-toed Eagle chick, a nightingale podcast and raptors over the celestial mountains of Western Tien-Shan.

Cyprus songbird slaughter: UK Government responds...

Wed, 03/05/2017
Over 800,000 birds were killed on the UK's military bases in Cyprus last Autumn. With efforts to stem the slaughter floundering, the MoD has responded to an online petition

Closing Space: An environmental funder’s reaction

Thu, 27/04/2017
Florence Miller provides examines how the closing space for civil society is impacting 'green funding' in the UK.
Slender-Billed Curlew, Morocco, 1995 © Chris Gomersall

Chasing ghosts: how technology is helping track...

Tue, 18/04/2017
A groundbreaking new technique, which studies tiny atoms left in feathers, is telling us where we should look for the vanishingly rare Slender-billed Curlew.
Collared lemur from Tsitongambarika, Madagascar, are set to benefit © nickgarbutt.com

From Rutland to the world

Tue, 21/03/2017
A record-breaking donation has been presented by Birdfair to BirdLife for protecting threatened sites in Africa and supporting tomorrow's conservation heroes
Long-billed Curlew © Mark Baird

Curlews in crisis?

Tue, 07/03/2017
New research suggests that the Numeniini - a tribe of large waders including Curlews and Godwits - could be the most endangered birds you've never heard about.
Common Barn Owl © Shutterstock

British Barn Owls still struggling to adapt to...

Wed, 22/02/2017
Despite a recent stabilisation of numbers, the most recent survey indicates that the factors that wiped out 70% of Barn Owls in the UK still impact the species today.
Montserrat Oriole © Alistair Homer

The Montserrat Oriole is no longer Critically...

Fri, 20/01/2017
With two thirds of its forest habitat destroyed, Montserrat Oriole populations declined after a series of volcanic eruptions. Here's how RSPB turned things around.

2016 Red List: great news for island endemics,...

Thu, 08/12/2016
Today, the health of the world's 10,000+ bird species was revealed with the publication of the 2016 Red List. There are reasons to cheer, but also reasons for concern.
© tonyjuniper.com

Tony Juniper: It's time to change strategy

Thu, 06/10/2016
Moral value or financial value? Author Tony Juniper on why conservationists must understand the way politics and business work in order to win the economic argument.

The future of Europe: dark horizon or bright sky?

Mon, 03/10/2016
The BirdLife Europe and Central Asia team responds to 'Brexit' and its potentially devastating consequences on Europe's environment.

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'?