News Europe and Central Asia

Eco-restore blog: the new place to read and exchange about ecological restoration

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 08:57

Despite the work of conservation organisations new pieces of nature get destroyed every day and their value for wildlife is lost. The...

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Say NO to birds in a cage and on a plate

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:09

BirdLife Partner SPEA launches a new campaign to stop the illegal capture and sale of birds in Portugal. Are you aware that...

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Beautiful bird paradise in Armenia at risk after misuse of water resources

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 08:54

Imagine a place where the Armenian, Turkish, Iranian and Azerbaijani borders converge on the banks of the Araks River , a place...

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NABU develops a project on renewable energy in Germany

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 15:19

Renewable energy Renewable energy provides significant advantages in terms of energy security, climate change mitigation and economic benefits. Furthermore it can be...

Europe and Central Asia Germany

BirdLife report reveals shockingly poor protection of seabirds in the EU

Tue, 25/11/2014 - 13:42

Over 40% of marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (marine IBAs) in Europe are not protected, and two thirds of EU countries...

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122 important sites for nature threatened with destruction in Europe

Sat, 22/11/2014 - 12:44

More than 350 of the planet’s most important sites for nature are threatened with being lost forever according to a new report...

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Serbian Bird Crime Task Force working at putting an end to the illegal bird trade

Tue, 18/11/2014 - 11:40

Many bird species in Serbia are subject to poaching and captivity for commercial reasons. Autumn and especially winter are not particularly welcoming...

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Up-to-date inventory of Important Bird Areas of Cyprus now available

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 14:53

BirdLife Cyprus recently released a new and updated version of their book Important Bird Areas of Cyprus, considered to be the most comprehensive, geographically complete and up-to-date catalogue of the most Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) in the country.

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

Egg collector is sent to jail with the collaboration of BirdLife Bulgarian and British Partners

Mon, 17/11/2014 - 13:25

When Jan Frederick Ross first moved from his native England to Bulgaria in 2004 escaping justice, he believed that continuing his illicit activities in the Balkan country would not cause him any problems. He kept collecting eggs illegally, disregarding the seriousness of the crime and the fact that sooner or later it could be uncovered.

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria

First full migration census in southern Turkey of Egyptian Vulture and other raptors

Fri, 14/11/2014 - 12:10

Turkey is one of the few countries in the world that has a large breeding population of Egyptian Vultures, estimated at 1,000 – 3,000 pairs. Doğa Derneği, BirdLife Partner in the country, is aware of its responsibility in the protection of the species and has initiated research to assess its conservation status in Turkey.

Europe and Central Asia Turkey

Is the EU today’s biggest threat to Southern US forests?

Thu, 13/11/2014 - 13:54

On the occasion of the National Day of Action, thousands of people across the US are coming together today to put out...

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Green or greenwashed? President Juncker put to the test

Wed, 12/11/2014 - 11:15

The environmental mobilisation has reached the corridors of power. Here are the tests, in the next semester, for the new Commission to...

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Homework to do for Europe after CBD COP12

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 11:48

After two weeks of intense negotiations at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP...

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Is Europe closer to saving its vultures and eagles?

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 09:55

Despite killing nearly all vultures in Asia, veterinary diclofenac was made legal in Europe in 2013. After intense campaigning by Birdlife, EU...

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The aliens among us

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 08:32

The new EU Regulation against Invasive Alien Species enters into force. Now the fight moves onto the list of forbidden species. The...

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Up for decision: land for food or fuel?

Mon, 03/11/2014 - 15:22

Will land based biofuels be limited? Will the second generation repeat the fiasco? Will they keep damaging nature and be as bad...

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Why the EU will fail to deliver on ecosystem restoration

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:45

In response to the rapid and dramatic disappearence of plants and animals, in 2010 the European Commission put forward the ‘Biodiversity Strategy...

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Nature in the crosshair

Thu, 30/10/2014 - 14:19

The Birds and Habitats Directives are the bedrock of nature conservation in the EU, and yet now they’re under attack in the...

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