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Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one species at a time

Mon, 12/10/2015
These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

The dark side of 'Star Wars'

Mon, 12/10/2015
Skellig Michael, a remote, rocky island off the Irish coast, is home to thousands of seabirds. What happens when it catches the attention of arguably the most famous film franchise in history?

The EU is calling for entries for the 2016 Natura 2000 Awards

Fri, 09/10/2015
Anyone who works to protect nature through the network is eligible. Read more about the deadline, how you can apply, and how to vote for your favourite conservation organisation.

Co-operation key for reversing biodiversity declines

Fri, 09/10/2015
Protecting and restoring nature in the European Union is incredibly important, but how do we stop declines in biodiversity? With the European Commission’s publication of a mid-term report on the Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 last week came confirmation that the situation remains hugely concerning.

New protected areas announced for seabirds in Portugal

Thu, 08/10/2015
The designation of two new Special Protection Areas in Portugal has been approved by the country’s government, according to BirdLife’s Portuguese Partner SPEA.

From casual birdwatching to bird monitoring and conservation

Thu, 08/10/2015
BirdLife in Macedonia used the recently-concluded Euro Birdwatch to help in creating the next generation of local conservationists. Here's how.

Together, forward

Wed, 07/10/2015
Regional director of BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, Angelo Caserta, tells us what the BirdLife Partnership will be focussing on next to protect birds and the environment.

Pacific's Petrels in Peril: a new initiative to save these iconic birds

Wed, 07/10/2015
Pacific Petrels in Peril is the first comprehensive plan to protect this family of birds. Priority actions will include finding the breeding sites of Fiji Petrel, Beck's Petrel and Heinroths Shearwater.
A special bird - New Zealand Black Petrel.  Photo by Karen Baird

Who will win Forest & Bird's Bird of the Year 2015

Tue, 06/10/2015
Forest & Bird's annual Bird of the Year competition has kicked off again. 50 birds, many backed by local celebrities, all vying for the crown of New Zealand's top bird!