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Malta Spring hunting is unlawful

Fri, 14/05/2010
The new derogation contravenes the requirements of the EU Birds Directive as it clearly fails to satisfy the key conditions required by EU legislation: Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur and Common Quail Coturnix coturnix are in unfavourable conservation status in Europe and as required by the Commission’s guidance on hunting, no derogation for these species should be allowed.

Irish Twite danger

Wed, 12/05/2010
Twite face imminent extinction in Ireland according to BirdWatch Ireland (BirdLife Partner). Conservation measures have been proposed to try and save the remaining breeding population.

2010 Goldman Prize for Europe: Ma≈Çgorzata Górska - Video

Tue, 20/04/2010
OTOP's (BirdLife in Poland) Ma≈Çgorzata Górska led the fight to protect Polands Rospuda Valley, one of Europes last true wilderness areas, from a controversial highway project that would have destroyed the regions sensitive ecosystems. This video is narrated by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world's largest award for grassroots environmentalists.

Training 2,500 leaders in conservation

Thu, 15/04/2010
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) recently hosted a special evening to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. This event took place in Cambridge, UK, which is where the programme was conceived and initiated by BirdLife International back in 1985.

New spring hunting season in Malta

Thu, 15/04/2010
The shameful decision by the Maltese Government to open the spring hunting season in 2010 is a set back for nature conservation, which is particularly disturbing as 2010 is supposed to be the ‘International Year of Biodiversity’.

Monitoring, indicators and targets

Wed, 24/03/2010
The 18th Conference of the European Bird Census Council is taking place in, Cáceres (Extremadura), Spain between 22-26 March 2010.

120,000 people call for a stop to illegal hunting on Malta

Wed, 24/03/2010

BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) have received reports about a series of illegal shoot

2010: celebrating Swallows

Wed, 24/02/2010
In this International Year of Biodiversity, MME (BirdLife in Hungary) has decided to celebrate the the three common species of swallow and martins: Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica, Northern House-martin Delichon urbicumand Sand Martin Riparia riparia.

Is Europe ready for global leadership on biodiversity in 2010?

Wed, 24/02/2010
As with every Presidency of the EU, BirdLife International has also launched its publication Greening Europe, highlighting BirdLife's EU policy priorities for the upcoming six months and providing Spain with 'five keys to a successful Presidency'.