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Rewilding – helping nature find its own way

Mon, 22/10/2018
Following the publication of a benchmark new study in one of biology’s most prestigious journals, we take a closer look at the science of ‘rewilding’ – the ecological restoration movement putting hope at the heart of conservation.

#SaveSalina – Bird paradise in peril

Fri, 28/09/2018
Sign the petition to #SaveSalina today! Developers’ bulldozers are threatening to destroy one of Europe’s most important migratory bird resting and breeding sites – the salt pans of Ulcinj Salina on Montenegro’s southern coast.

Autumn is here!

Thu, 27/09/2018
In the editorial of our latest monthly newsletter, BirdLife Europe & Central Asia calls on nature lovers from the Atlantic to the Adriatic to protect the migratory bird paradise of Ulcinj Salina, Montenegro.

In search of the Giant Noctule – Europe’s biggest bat

Tue, 25/09/2018
This summer, experts from APB-Birdlife Belarus set out on their fourth annual fact-finding expedition to the remote marshes of Paliessie in search of a rare bat species, the Giant Noctule.

LIFE EuroSAP brings hope for 16 threatened species

Tue, 25/09/2018
With the conclusion of one of BirdLife’s most ambitious projects to date, ‘LIFE EuroSAP: Coordinated Efforts for International Species Recovery’, we reflect back on a mammoth three-year collaboration to change the fate of 16 threatened bird species.

A sky of wonders – The 9th Sagres Festival of Birdwatching

Thu, 20/09/2018
From 4-7 October, birds and birders alike will flock to Sagres in southern Portugal for its internationally renowned Festival of Birdwatching & Nature Activities. This year, the Bonelli’s Eagle promises to be the star of the show.
Joe Sultana was a passionate bird activist and a keen ornithologist © BirdLife Malta

Obituary: bird activist Joe Sultana 1939-2018

Fri, 14/09/2018
A champion of conservation in Malta, and more widely the Mediterranean, Joe Sultana passed away on Tuesday 11th of September at the age of 78. Throughout his life, his passion and dedication for conservation inspired action both within Malta and internationally.
Tern terraces on Coquet Island © Paul Morrison

Road to recovery for the Roseate Tern

Tue, 11/09/2018
Neighbouring BirdLife partners, RSPB (UK) and BirdWatch Ireland, have joined forces to put Europe’s rarest breeding seabird, the roseate tern, on the road to recovery.

Algarve fires menace Bonelli’s Eagle

Fri, 07/09/2018
After the recent fires across the Algarve, BirdLife’s Portuguese partner, SPEA, sounds the alarm for the region’s important Bonelli’s Eagle population.