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Birdwatching Festival of Sagres: We await you!

Tue, 12/07/2011
This autumn Sagres (Algarve, Portugal) will be an irresistible destination for birdwatchers. Do not miss the opportunity to observe the largest concentration of raptors in migration!

BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about illegal killing of birds throughout Europe

Wed, 06/07/2011
BirdLife Partners from 38 European countries have released information about the illegal killing and trapping of birds that occurs across the continent.

EU promises a greener future, but budget stays grey

Thu, 30/06/2011
BirdLife Europe expresses disappointment with the European Commission’s proposal for Europe’s financial commitment after 2013. BirdLife now calls on Member States and the European Parliament to uphold on their environmental commitments and ensure that the EU will gear the next EU Budget towards a green economy.

Audouin’s Gull breeding population in Greece rapidly declined in the last ten years

Fri, 24/06/2011
The Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdlLife Greece) are working to save breeding colonies from further declines.

EP calls for strong second pillar as part of bigger ask for the overall continuation of agricultural subsidies regardless of their environmental delivery.

Thu, 23/06/2011
Wednesday 23 June, the EP voted the Dess report on ‘The CAP towards 2020; Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future’. Read the reaction of BirdLife Europe on the European Parliament Dess report.

Alarm over reports that Barroso is considering cutting most progressive part of Common Agricultural Policy

Wed, 22/06/2011
BirdLife Europe is alarmed by recent reports that Mr. Barroso, the President of the European Commission, is considering scrapping, partially or entirely, the budget of the second pillar (rural development) of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Member states endorse new EU Biodiversity strategy calling for CAP and CFP reform

Wed, 22/06/2011
BirdLife Europe has welcomed the Council of Ministers’ endorsement of the EU Biodiversity strategy and its six targets towards reversing the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

Criticism of Finland's Spring Hunting of Common Eider

Tue, 14/06/2011
BirdLife Partners call to stop hunting of Common Eiders in Baltic Sea.

Bulgarian Important Bird Areas protected

Mon, 06/06/2011
The Bulgarian government has confirmed Special Protection Area extensions for four key Important Bird Areas.