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Will the Green Deal be a good deal for nature?

Tue, 03/12/2019
The newly appointed European Commission has already done what no Commission has done
The rare endemic Orjen Iris (Iris orjenii) ©Mihailo Jovićević

Protecting rare plant species on Orjen Mountain

Mon, 11/11/2019

Located within the Mediterranean basin, Orjen Mountain is considered an internationally

Fish Tales - Episode 1: Thomas from Cyprus

Tue, 05/11/2019
«My name is Thomas. I live in Cyprus. I am 63 years old, and I have been a fisherman for 36 years.» Being a fisher. Caring for nature.

Farmers deserve a just ecological transition, and the CAP should pay for it

Mon, 28/10/2019
To avert the climate and biodiversity crises, we must drastically reduce our carbon footprint. What does that mean for the people and regions whose economy has been made entirely dependent on intensive agriculture? They deserve a just transition, and the CAP should pay for it.
Grantees recording endemic plants on Orjen Mountain © Borut Rubinic

A big boost for grassroots conservation in the Balkans

Wed, 23/10/2019
A newly announced partnership and additional funding will empower local, grassroots organisations to achieve conservation success where it is needed most in the Balkans
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Novel study identifies key foraging areas of Cambridge scientists

Thu, 17/10/2019
Our Marine science team came up with an innovative way of explaining the concept of marine Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas to BirdLife staff - by fitting them with GPS trackers on their lunch break.
Bird puns were the order of the day for BirdLife and the RSPB © Rachel Gartner

Photo essay: speaking out for birds at the Global Climate Strike

Mon, 23/09/2019
Climate change is already beginning to profoundly impact bird populations across the world. Find out which birds we fought for at this week’s Global Climate Strike, and why it’s so important to speak out for nature and people.

7 best things about Birdfair

Wed, 14/08/2019
It’s that time of year again! Birdfair — a.k.a Glastonbury for birders, the pride of Rutland Water, the biggest birding blowout in the UK — is just around the corner. We at BirdLife could not be more excited. Just check out some of the great things Birdfair 2019 has on offer!