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Nature in 2015: dead or alive? What a difference Mr Timmermans can make

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:06

If you are reading this op-ed is because you care about nature. And since you do, you have probably asked yourself in...

Europe and Central Asia

Tens of thousands march on Berlin to demand nature friendly farming

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 07:53

“Wir haben es satt!” (“We are fed up!”) could be heard in the streets of Berlin on Saturday 17 January. The slogan...

Europe and Central Asia Germany Advocating for sustainable agriculture

A Call to Verse

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 15:00

Calling all BirdLife poets! There is still time to enter 2014’s RSPB/Rialto Nature Poetry Competition.

Worldwide

“Biodiversity is everyone’s business”: teaming up with HeidelbergCement

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:22

The value of quarries to many plants and animals in Europe has long been recognised. However, consistent large scale efforts to promote...

Europe and Central Asia

Science in 2015: assessing European bird populations

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:00

In 1994, 38% of the species were considered to be in an unfavourable condition. By 2004, this figure had increased to 43%...

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

The Common Agricultural Policy in 2015: looking for results

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:52

A rereading of the final legal text together with all the implementing and delegated acts and rules is killing our enthusiasm quite...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Defining the next decade of EU’s climate and energy policies

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:37

What is needed is not just a policy framework that fixates on cutting down emissions, but one that puts us on an...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

Sustainable fisheries and imaginative loopholes

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:45

European seas are in the brink of collapse. Despite the improved Common Fisheries Policy, several forces out there are determined to scupper...

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

The EU Biodiversity Strategy in 2015 – making up the balance

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:28

Actions are needed to improve implementation of existing EU environmental legislation. President Juncker and Vice President Timmermans have stated this was their...

Europe and Central Asia

The Birds and Habitats Directives: reviewing or butchering?

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:25

The Fitness Check will be the moment when the enemies of nature conservation will wake up and will seek to weaken the...

Europe and Central Asia

The last chance saloon Commission?

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 08:44

Europe is in the grip of an economic, environmental and social crisis that in some countries is reaching dangerous levels, with politicians...

Europe and Central Asia

Plans to save the Near Threatened Cape Verde Shearwater

Tue, 20/01/2015 - 07:58

About 20 participants from Cape Verde , Senegal, South Africa, Spain and Portugal participated in a workshop in Mindelo, Cape Verde ,...

Africa Cape Verde Seabirds and Marine - Africa

Leading the way in conservation

Fri, 16/01/2015 - 10:18

The Conservation Leadership Programme is advancing nature conservation by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in places where there is a high-degree of biological diversity and limited capacity to address conservation issues.

Worldwide Capacity Development

Tracing the Route of a 'wild' Silk Road in the Caucasus

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 10:03

The ancient Silk Road, famous primarily as a trade route, was also an important transmitter of culture and historical legacies between Asia...

Europe and Central Asia

Human development and biodiversity conservation can go hand in hand, study finds

Tue, 13/01/2015 - 10:00

A new scientific study has assessed the impact of future human development scenarios on the conservation of species, using data from the...

Worldwide

BirdLife Bulgaria supports rewilding of Rhodope Mountains

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 17:02

The Rhodope Mountains, located southeast of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, comprise a beautiful and wide mountain range known locally as the Mountains of...

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria

New project to repair and protect the Berlengas archipelago’s rich ecosystem

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 17:08

Only 30 people live in the Berlengas archipelago off the Portuguese coast, yet there is a lot of activity to report from...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

Champions of the Flyway 2014 race helps mobilise falconers to save migratory raptors in Georgia

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 10:15

On 1st April 2014, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), BirdLife Partner in this Israel, gave its Georgian...

Europe and Central Asia Georgia Local Empowerment - Europe and Central Asia