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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).

Seabird of the month: Arctic Loon/Black-throated Diver (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.
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.
A handful of Velvet Scoters were spotted at Lake Tabatskuri, Georgia in 2014 © Nika Paposhvili

Surprise rediscovery of threatened duck diverts species from extinction

Thu, 12/08/2021
When researcher Nika Paposhvili unexpectedly discovered a population of Velvet Scoters in a location where the bird was thought to be extinct, it launched an urgent project to safeguard the future of the species - one that involved the whole community.
For BirdLife, 2021 is "Year of the Dove" © BirdLife Europe / Flight for Survival

Do we hear the SOS of the European Turtle-dove?

Tue, 10/08/2021
The European Turtle-dove - a familiar and beloved bird widespread in culture and folklore - is now Vulnerable to extinction. But not everyone is listening to its cry for help. Discover the threats it faces and the action underway to protect it in our free webinar on Wednesday 11th August, 14:30 CET.

Restoring nature puts food on the table

Thu, 05/08/2021
Give someone a fish, they’ll eat for a day.