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Rural Development Plans are being prepared under the Common Agriculture Policy to protect farmland...

Mon, 15/09/2014
On the 15th of September 2014, a wide range of stakeholders met in Brussels to discuss Rural Development Plans for the period 2014-2020 and options for pushing forward environmental objectives. The Conference was organised by Fundatia ADEPT, BirdLife Europe, CEEweb and the European Environmental Bureau.

Israel’s BirdLife Partner and Hanson cooperate to tackle invasive weeds

Fri, 12/09/2014
Invasive alien species are animals or plants that are introduced, deliberately or accidentally, into new environments. In Israel, some invasive plants are giving Hanson Israel (a subsidiary of the HeidelbergCement Group) a bad time. These problems were pointed out to Hanson by the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI, BirdLife Partner). Building on the initial success of their cooperation, these two organisations are now launching a new joint project to promote “IAS free quarries” in Israel.

Join us for a fascinating birdwatching weekend on 4 - 5 October

Fri, 12/09/2014
EuroBirdwatch - BirdLife’s biggest birdwatching event in Europe and Central Asia - will take place this year on the weekend of 4 - 5 October. Join us to explore the beauty of birds and experience the magic of bird migration!

An urgent change in the law is needed to protect Common Quails and Turtle Doves in Serbia

Fri, 12/09/2014
As many other bird species in Europe, the Common Quail and the Turtle Dove are being victims of a common practice that brings only concerns to the bird lovers: an uncontrolled hunting for which the laws seem not to be sensitive enough.The Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (BPSSS - BirdLife Affiliate in Serbia) has given voice to these common concerns asking the authorities for these two species to enlarge the list of protected birds in the country and abandon their status of game birds.

Commissioner Potocnik: “Investing in Natura 2000 is investing in our own future”

Fri, 12/09/2014
Janez Potocnick, European Commissioner for Environment until last August, expresses his support to the Natura 2000 network. Mr. Potocnick qualifies it as “one of the biggest achievements in the EU Environmental Policy” in a video produced within the frame of the LIFE project Activa Red Natura 2000 – Connecting people with Biodiversity by SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain) and the Spanish news agency EFE.

BSPB cooperates with power companies to secure bird-killing power lines in Bulgaria

Fri, 12/09/2014
Electrocution by badly designed electricity poles is one of the most serious threats to birds in the world.

Fishing fleets in Argentina agree to use devices to stop albatross deaths

Thu, 11/09/2014
More great news for the Albatross Task Force - this time from Argentina where a major fishery will potentially save the lives of thousands of albatross by using bird-scaring lines on their trawler fleet.

Unravelling mysteries for conservation of birds in São Tomé e Príncipe

Thu, 11/09/2014
Thanks to the efforts of the Association of Biologists Sãotomense (ABS) in partnership with BirdLife International, a team of researchers led by Hugulay Maia has been able to describe some important aspects of the reproductivce behaviour of the Dwarft Ibis in São Tomé.

Climate change threatens 314 North American bird species

Tue, 09/09/2014
New study shows that climate change threatens nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada, including the Bald Eagle