Europe and Central Asia

News Europe and Central Asia

Ancient varieties of livestock continue to graze in Anatolia’s indigenous olive pastures © Doğa

Turkey's natural olive groves: are ancient methods the farming future?

Fri, 10/08/2018
In Turkey, ancient indigenous methods of cultivating olives are providing age-old answers to the questions modern practices are beginning to force the world to ask. But can they survive the onslaught of intensive agriculture long enough to speak them?

Spain’s mission to save the White-headed Duck

Thu, 09/08/2018
In the 1970s, the Spanish population of White-headed duck was brought to the verge of extinction. Its stunning recovery shows why Species Action Plans are essential for the survival of threatened species.

The Black-tailed Godwit rebounds in Sweden

Tue, 07/08/2018
After ten years of conservation efforts, one of Sweden’s rarest breeding bird species, the Black-tailed Godwit, is making a stunning recovery.

Saker success in Bulgaria

Fri, 03/08/2018
For the first time in ten years, an active nest of Saker Falcon has been found in Bulgaria. Hopes are high that this endangered raptor is one step closer to establishing a sustainable breeding population in the country.

Bulldozers over Almany threaten the Greater Spotted Eagle

Wed, 01/08/2018
Road construction through Belarus’ Almany Mires is devastating ancient bogs in one of the country’s Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas.
Gediz delta is a refuge for the Red-breasted Goose, which is Vulnerable to extinction © Goean / Shutterstock

Irreplaceable: Gediz Delta, Turkey – a bridge over troubled waters

Mon, 30/07/2018
A proposed mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay threatens to obliterate crucial waterbird breeding grounds, which are also a haven for rare seals and sea turtles. And that’s not the only thing threatening this unique site. Read about the actions taken so far to secure this habitat in danger.

The voice of the Turtle Dove

Mon, 30/07/2018
Jamie Wyver from RSPB explains why bird-friendly farmers are the key to making sure that the voice of the Turtle Dove is heard over the United Kingdom

Happy birthday Monteiro’s!

Tue, 24/07/2018
The Monteiro’s Storm-petrel lives on only five tiny islets of the Azores where its faces a bevy of threats, ranging from sea pollution and habitat loss to competition with fisheries for food.
Nimrod Mifsud, a BirdLife Malta volunteer for over ten years and their 2018 Nature's Hero

The hero working to make Malta's skies safe for migrant birds

Thu, 28/06/2018
Nature's Hero Nimrod Mifsud, a BirdLife Malta volunteer for over ten years, has shown passion and drive in his efforts to help birds migrating over Malta leave safely without persecution