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New report: birds provide hopeful message on targets to save nature

Wed, 30/09/2020
You may have heard about the world’s catastrophic failure to meet global biodiversity targets. But there's hope. A new landmark report from BirdLife International uses bird conservation successes to outline recommended solutions that could help the next set of targets to succeed.
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Latest research: how does human disturbance affect the lives of birds?

Tue, 29/09/2020
Join us for a bite-sized round-up of advances published in our journal Bird Conservation International. Highlights include insights into how human disturbance affects the feeding, breeding and overall health of bird populations.

Press release: Over 100 000 citizens demand the UN to recognise a new human right – the right to a...

Mon, 28/09/2020
Citizens from around the world are demanding that the right to a clean, healthy environment is made a Universal Human Rights. Over 100 000 people have signed the petition.
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The only recovery is a green recovery

Thu, 24/09/2020
As businesses wake from hibernation and the world eases itself into something close to normal, global attention turns to economic recovery – but ignoring nature as part of these plans would be a huge error. Will the EU’s response be fit for purpose?

Ending “temporary cessation” for good – How an EU subsidy is driving overfishing

Wed, 23/09/2020
This report explores and demonstrates, how EU payments for “temporary cessation” of fishing are not only an ineffective management tool for reducing fishing effort, but also ineffective in supporting marine conservation efforts.
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Call for proposals: coastal areas and freshwater biodiversity

Wed, 23/09/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection and management of coastal areas and freshwater biodiversity in Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

Wetland birds win battle against lead-based hunting

Wed, 23/09/2020

In Europe, every year, 20,000 tons of lead hunting ammunition is shot into our natural

The Greater Prairie-chicken: playing chicken with extinction

Tue, 22/09/2020
Despite being over-hunted to the brink of extinction, this flamboyant member of the grouse family may now be starting to recover. Discover its turbulent history of changing fortunes.

We need money for nature now

Mon, 21/09/2020
The single, most dramatic cause for the loss of biodiversity, species and natural habitats in Europe is intensive agriculture. To reverse this alarming trend, the EU must invest in nature protection. Where should the money come from, you ask? Look at our infographic for the answer.