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A head-start for Loggerheads in Cabo Verde © Shaun Hurrell

Drones, stretchers and other surprising reasons for Cabo Verde’s turtle nesting boom

Wed, 11/11/2020
Whilst COVID-related restrictions may have benefited turtles elsewhere, the dedication of conservationists is mostly what made 2020 an exceptional Loggerhead Turtle nesting season here

Press release: New report reveals Member States are responsible for the death of over 14 million...

Tue, 10/11/2020
Today, BirdLife Europe released a new report which provides an in-depth analysis of derogations in eight EU Member States: Bulgaria, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland and Spain.
Unveiling the truth: how Member States are abusing their power to grant licenses to kill millions of birds

How EU States are granting licenses to kill millions of birds

Tue, 10/11/2020
Have you heard of the EU Birds Directive? It’s a powerful piece of legislation that protects birds across the continent. Problem: EU Member States are giving out licenses to kill protected birds like there’s no tomorrow. We have published a report that exposes this far-reaching scandal.
For people. For nature. Withdraw the CAP

Open letter: EU Commission President, withdraw the Common Agricultural Policy

Mon, 09/11/2020
Intensive agriculture is fuelling the biodiversity and climate crisis. And European farming has significant worldwide impacts. That's why we are sending an open letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, to call on her to withdraw the destructive Common Agricultural Policy.
The red-billed tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) nests all year round in Cabo Verde © Projeto Sal Biodiversidade

How Cabo Verde is becoming a safe haven for seabirds

Wed, 04/11/2020
A new network for seabird research and conservation in Cabo Verde is already making an impact on bird species and the local communities that live alongside them
Egyptian Vulture © Ivostyle / Shutterstock

5 ways we've helped vultures in the past 5 years

Tue, 03/11/2020
When our first campaign to save African vultures started in 2015, global awareness and political recognition of these majestic raptors were in their infancy. Discover just a few examples of the fantastic achievements that BirdLife supporters helped to kick-start, and find out how you can help us step up our action to the next level.

An Open Letter from Scientists: EMFF

Mon, 02/11/2020

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Dailus Laurence, 29, started working on Cousin Island at the age of 21 © Nature Seychelles

Nature Seychelles warden wins 2020 African Ranger Award

Mon, 02/11/2020
Dailus Laurence, the Chief Warden of Cousin Island Special Reserve and employee of Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner), has won the prestigious 2020 African Ranger Award, promoted by the Alibaba Foundation and the Paradise Foundation. The award includes prize money of US$ 10,000.

Open letter to President von der Leyen: Withdraw the CAP

Fri, 30/10/2020
Nature is in crisis, and we desperately need a real EU Green Deal to get us on the track to recovery. That's why, alongside civil society organisations, we are sending an open letter to Commission President von der Leyen asking her to withdraw the CAP.