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BSPB uses satellite technology to save eagles from extinction

Wed, 30/06/2010
The Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds (BirdLife Partner) has announced the start of its new campaign for the satellite tracking of Eastern Imperial Eagles.

BirdLife fears new nuclear plant endangers Finnish birds

Tue, 22/06/2010
A new nuclear energy power station must not be built in the Pyhäjoki region in Finland's northern Ostrobothnia because of the rich bird population in the area, according a statement by BirdLife Suomi (BirdLife in Finland) on Friday.

It's time to do something about seabird bycatch, says EU Commissioner Damanaki

Wed, 09/06/2010
EU Commissioner Damanaki received representatives of BirdLife International so that they could deliver the pledges of 23,000 citizens, urging the Commission to do something about the by-catch of seabirds in longline operations. "It's time to do something. I'm completely convinced about this", Commissioner Damanaki announced.

Please help to strengthen bird tourism in Iberia

Tue, 01/06/2010
In 2008, the BirdLife Partners in Spain (SEO/BirdLife) and Portugal (SPEA) started a project to improve ornithological tourism in relation to the Natura 2000 network. The project will focus on Spain and Portugal but will have relevance to the Natura 2000 network as a whole. The BirdLife Secretariat is supporting this project.

Protecting mainland Europe’s rarest songbird

Mon, 17/05/2010
Government officials from states across Europe and Africa, as well as experts and conservationists, came together in Biebrza National Park, Poland, to discuss the survival of mainland Europe’s rarest songbird, the Vulnerable Aquatic Warbler.

Natuurpunt: 15 years educating people to love nature

Mon, 17/05/2010
This year “Natuurpunt Educatie”, the education branch of Natuurpunt (BirdLife in Belgium), celebrates its 15th anniversary. The tradition of environmental education in Belgium is much older, however; the institution dealing with these issues which was to merge with Natuurpunt in 2001 was already operating in 1935.

Malta Spring hunting is unlawful

Fri, 14/05/2010
The new derogation contravenes the requirements of the EU Birds Directive as it clearly fails to satisfy the key conditions required by EU legislation: Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur and Common Quail Coturnix coturnix are in unfavourable conservation status in Europe and as required by the Commission’s guidance on hunting, no derogation for these species should be allowed.

Irish Twite danger

Wed, 12/05/2010
Twite face imminent extinction in Ireland according to BirdWatch Ireland (BirdLife Partner). Conservation measures have been proposed to try and save the remaining breeding population.

2010 Goldman Prize for Europe: Ma≈Çgorzata Górska - Video

Tue, 20/04/2010
OTOP's (BirdLife in Poland) Ma≈Çgorzata Górska led the fight to protect Polands Rospuda Valley, one of Europes last true wilderness areas, from a controversial highway project that would have destroyed the regions sensitive ecosystems. This video is narrated by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world's largest award for grassroots environmentalists.