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European Bird Populations: Estimates and Trends

Mon, 10/01/2011
160 pages, Out of print. The publication of European Bird Populations: Estimates and Trends means that, for the first time, all pan-European data on bird populations and their distribution are available in one book.

Habitats for birds in Europe

Mon, 10/01/2011
464 pages, Out of print. This book brings together more than 190 bird and habitat conservation experts from all over Europe, to examine the threats to Europe's eight major habitat types, and propose policies and actions to protect and restore them.

Birds in Europe: Their Conservation Status

Mon, 10/01/2011
600 pages, Out of print. This milestone publication presents the first thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds.

Important Bird Areas in Europe: Priority Sites for Conservation 2 Volume Set

Mon, 10/01/2011
1600 pages, £35, Available to buy. Updated and extended, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the 3,619 most important sites for bird conservation in 51 European countries, equivalent to seven percent of the continent's land area.

EU postpones cleanup of biofuels policy again

Wed, 05/01/2011
Hopes of a sustainable future for EU biofuels policy have been dealt a blow following the European Commission's decision to delay a critical decision on how to account for the impacts of 'indirect land use change' (ILUC).

The Egyptian Vulture - What’s going on in Africa?

Tue, 04/01/2011
Since 2003 BSPB is working for the conservation of the Egyptian Vulture in Bulgaria. The gained knowledge during these years firmly shows that the main reason for the species decline is the increased adult mortality due to various anthropogenic threats. Significant part of the loss of birds is happening outside Bulgaria during the migration and wintering. In the last 7 years probably more than 20 adult birds did not return from their wintering areas.

Supporters rally to save Europe’s rarest seabird

Thu, 16/12/2010
During the summer of 2010, forest fires ravaged parts of Madeira, a Portuguese island and home to Europe’s rarest seabird, Zino’s Petrel. However, BirdLife supporters around the world rallied to help.

Safe ground for redbreasts

Wed, 15/12/2010
The "Safe Ground for Redbreasts" project is one of the largest and most ambitious initiatives aimed at the conservation of a threatened wildfowl species to be conducted in Europe. It addresses all of the main threats facing the Red-breasted Geese in Coastal Dobrudzha, north-eastern Bulgaria, which supports 80-90% of the world population in winter...

Birds flying in the Prado Museum

Thu, 02/12/2010
Kingfishers, bustards, robins, spoonbills, eagles, vultures, falcons, hoopoes and goldfinches, among many other birds who ‘fly’ in the Prado Museum.