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Cyprus songbird slaughter: UK Government responds to petition

Wed, 03/05/2017
Over 800,000 birds were killed on the UK's military bases in Cyprus last Autumn. With efforts to stem the slaughter floundering, the MoD has responded to an online petition

The caged bird sings

Fri, 28/04/2017
As Angelo Caserta, Director of BirdLife Europe & Central Asia, examines the role of environmental organisations in civil society.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 5, The Penguin Edition

Fri, 28/04/2017
Welcome to a very special ‘Penguin’ edition of ‘The Bird Bulletin’ our new weekly news brief.

Closing Space: An environmental funder’s reaction

Thu, 27/04/2017
Florence Miller provides examines how the closing space for civil society is impacting 'green funding' in the UK.

An interview with Frans Timmermans

Thu, 27/04/2017
In an exclusive interview with BirdLife, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, answers our questions on the future of Europe.

Paradise lost: the devastation of Białowieża Forest

Wed, 26/04/2017
Jarosław Krogulec, Head of Conservation at OTOP (BirdLife Poland) recounts the tragic devastation Białowieża Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A renaissance of civil society

Tue, 25/04/2017
Danilo Selvaggi, Director of LIPU (BirdLife Italy), makes a passionate case for why both Europe and the environment desperately need a ‘renaissance’ of civil society.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 4

Fri, 21/04/2017
Welcome to the latest edition of ‘The Bird Bulletin’ – our new weekly news brief with we’ll bring you bite-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.
Kayaking Balkan rivers to protest against the Balkan dam boom © Balkan Rivers Tour

Protecting the pristine: Europe's last truly "wild" waterways

Thu, 20/04/2017
Cameras, kayaks, test tubes, tree saplings, and lawyers: this is how civil society is coming together to save the blue gem of the Balkans