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The Dalmatian Pelican is no longer globally threatened due to population increases ©  Bence Mate/Agami

Do not disturb: the life rafts keeping pelicans afloat

Wed, 17/01/2018
A huge conservation effort is successfully reversing the fortune of the world’s largest freshwater bird. But caught in the crossfire on a troubled lake, the Dalmatian Pelican’s new Red List category “Near Threatened” couldn’t be more appropriate

Cyprus presents a bird guide for young explorers

Tue, 09/01/2018
BirdLife Cyprus’s latest publication ‘What’s that bird?’ is a bird guide for young explorers. Elena Markitani explains why it’s especially important in Cyprus to introduce children to the wonders of the natural world while they are young.

Coming home: the kulan of Central Kazakhstan

Thu, 21/12/2017
Danara Zharbolova from ACBK/BirdLife Kazakhstan recounts the promising first steps in an exciting project to establish a new population of Turkmenian kulan in Central Kazakhstan.

Clean Energy Package in the EU Parliament – Wrapping up for Christmas

Mon, 18/12/2017

As we all begin winding down for Christmas break, here at BirdLife Europe we have been

In the bleak midwinter

Fri, 15/12/2017
In his editorial of this month’s edition of the Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands looks for rays of hope to brighten up ‘the bleak mid-winter’...
The Black-legged Kittiwake is a symptom of a greater problem for all Atlantic birds © Colum Clarke

Cliffs lying barren: why we can't afford to ignore the Kittiwake crash

Thu, 14/12/2017
“Out of sight, out of mind” - the alarming decline of the Black-legged Kittiwake provides a painful lesson that The High Seas – open ocean outside national jurisdiction – need urgent protection. But hope is at hand with the proposal of a new Marine Protected Area.

Lead poisoning: the long goodbye

Tue, 12/12/2017
1 million birds are fatally poisoned in Europe each year by ingesting lead shot from expended cartridges. Support the EU's proposal for an EU-wide ban of lead ammunition in European wetlands.

Fly with Greater spotted eagles!

Mon, 04/12/2017
Eight Greater spotted Eagles tagged in southern Belarus started their autumn migration in September. Now you can watch them online!

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Fri, 24/11/2017
Today's news round-up from Europe & Central Asia features a major update on Bialowieza forest, a wild challenge to help hedgehogs and dinosaur loose in Brussels.