News Europe and Central Asia

The numbers are in for Euro Birdwatch 2015

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 14:48

The staggering count of migratory birds from this year's birdwatching festival, plus its rare species sightings.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

Rehabilitating disused old mines into havens of nature

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 16:50

The TESSA toolkit analyses benefits of different land uses to nature and the local community so decision-makers can pick the best one. It's being used to promote turning disused EU quarries into public parks and nature reserves.

Europe and Central Asia Netherlands

Intensive agriculture, Denmark

EU admits failing its own targets for protecting nature

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 11:45

The mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 has today been published by the European Commission – and it shows only limited progress has been made on many of the key targets set at the start of this decade, with a complete failure to address unsustainable agriculture.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Gran Sol may have 'plenty of fish in the sea', but its seabirds are declining

Thu, 01/10/2015 - 09:48

The area hosts about 50 fishing boats, so seabird bycatch is a worrying problem. Can SEO/BirdLife in Spain and BirdLife's Seabird Task Force find a solution?

Europe and Central Asia Spain Marine

How the fishing sector and environmental NGOs work together

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 15:18

The RSPB's Euan Dunn explains how it all began 20 years ago, when fishing became about more than just the fish.

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine

The EU is developing an all-round strategy to protect African wildlife

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 12:50

'Larger than elephants' aims to tackle illegal killing and trade, habitat loss and extinctions of animals and birds, as well as another problem that has been flying under the radar.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

The Wadden Sea is in danger, says first-ever migration report of whole East Atlantic Flyway

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 13:57

This Natura 2000 and UNESCO World Heritage Site is used by 12 million migratory birds every year, but unlike the other birds that use the flyway, their numbers are dropping.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Will the EU’s new invasive species regulation miss the chance to save billions of euros?

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 13:36

Invasive alien species cause not only bird extinctions, but also economic damage. However, the new regulation may not be up to scratch.

Europe and Central Asia Invasive Alien Species - Europe and Central Asia