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CAP overhaul in Bulgaria could serve both farmers and nature, study says

Mon, 04/06/2018

At a workshop with politicians, farmers and NGOs, the German BirdLife-Partner NABU and

Brexit and the future of food and farming

Thu, 31/05/2018
On the eve of the publication of the European Commission’s hotly anticipated – and debated – proposal on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2020, Harriet Bradley looks across the Channel and assesses what impact Brexit may hold for the future of food and farming.

You reap what you sow

Thu, 31/05/2018
As the European Commission prepares to publish its long-awaited proposal on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2020, Ariel Brunner issues a timely warning: you reap what you sow.

LIFE is beautiful...in Italy

Mon, 28/05/2018
Our Italian partner LIPU has been awarded one of the EU’s most prestigious nature prizes – ‘Best LIFE Project’ - for their stunning work to create an ecological corridor between the Campo dei Fiori massif and Ticino Park in Lombardy.

BirdLife wins big at Natura 2000 Awards 2018

Fri, 18/05/2018
Five BirdLife partners scooped up awards for project work to protect Europe’s precious natural heritage at the annual Natura 2000 Awards ceremony in Brussels last night.
Traditional saltworker, Bay of Cádiz © Salarte

Spain's traditional saltpans: an unlikely bird haven

Fri, 18/05/2018
A surprising solution to the decline of migratory birds and sustainable rural development in Andalucía, Spain, is found in a link between culture and nature: food. All that’s needed is a sprinkle of passion (and salt).

Kulan roam the steppes of central Kazakhstan once again

Mon, 14/05/2018
The latest update from ACBK/BirdLife Kazakhstan on its project to reintroduce a small herd of Turkmenian kulan to central Kazakhstan, long after the wild ass species disappeared from the region.

Great White Pelican discovery in Turkey

Wed, 09/05/2018
A major stopover site of Europe’s Great White Pelicans has recently been discovered in Turkey. A count conducted by our Turkish partner Doğa Derneği showed that more than 15,000 pelicans stop off at the Karacabey Floodplain to roost and feed during their spring migration.

Why Europe should invest in nature

Tue, 01/05/2018
As the European Union prepares to present its next budget, our Head of Conservation Iván Ramírez pens a satirical open letter about a very serious issue to President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.