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Eurasian Skylark by Bob Brewer

French President Macron wants to allow trapping of 110,000+ wild birds

Thu, 16/09/2021
Terrible news for wild birds in France: President Emmanuel Macron has just re-authorised horrific bird trapping practices which only have their place in history books. BirdLife’s French Partner, LPO, reports.
PONT and CEPF Med RIT team meeting in Tirana - © Olivier Langrand, CEPF

PONT-CEPF partnership for conservation effectiveness

Wed, 15/09/2021
What started as a joint call for proposals for small grants for the Wider Prespa Area has evolved over the past three years into a co-financing, knowledge-sharing and learning partnership between the Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust (PONT) and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).
The BirdLife delegation included national Partners from 14 countries

BirdLife at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Mon, 13/09/2021
Despite the ongoing COVID pandemic, amid the escalating climate and biodiversity emergencies, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita led a small policy delegation to the just-closed International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Marseille.

Seabird of the month: Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica)

Mon, 06/09/2021
The Arctic Loon is frequently bycaught in the Baltic Sea, but also occasionally in the Mediterranean Sea. Our Partners are working on projects to tackle seabird and multi-taxa bycatch.
The Common Cuckoo prefers to let other birds do hard work © Vladimir Turkenich / Shutterstock

Here’s how 7 iconic migratory bird species spent the spring & summer

Wed, 01/09/2021
Digging metre-long tunnels, luring away predators, stealing other bird’s nests… the breeding season is never dull for these seven bird species, which are now leaving Europe for the warmer climate of Africa.
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) take flight in Texel, the Netherlands

Opinion: the EU has the duty to lead the movement to protect nature worldwide

Fri, 27/08/2021
We are at a critical juncture in our history and that of our planet: the joint climat

How restoring nature keeps the floods at bay

Wed, 25/08/2021
Fires. Storms. Floods. The climate crisis is here, and it’s making extreme weather events ever more frequent. As we fight the root causes of the crisis, it is just as important to protect ourselves against its consequences. We must adapt. To do so, restoring our natural landscapes is essential.
The Yellow-naped Amazon naturally roosts in groups of hundreds © Ondrej Prosicky / Shutterstock

Polly wants a future: Yellow-naped Amazon in illegal pet trade crisis

Wed, 25/08/2021
Chicks seized from the nest, birds dying in transit – the Yellow-naped Amazon’s wild population is being driven to the brink of extinction by the illegal pet trade. If we want to give this intelligent and resplendent parrot a future, we need to act now – before it’s too late.