News Europe and Central Asia

This plant's funny name belies its dangerous nature

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 16:31

The Hottentot Fig is an invasive alien species that was favoured for its beauty, but is slowly killing other local vegetation in Portugal.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Invasive Alien Species - Europe and Central Asia

NGOs demand thorough review of the Common Agricultural Policy

Tue, 22/03/2016 - 07:00

More than 100 NGOs have signed a joint letter to the President of the European Commission to demand a review of the European food and farming system.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Using a ‘race’ to celebrate migration and prevent illegal killing of birds

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 13:30

Read why BirdLife’s Champions of the Flyway is a unique birdwatching event with a purpose.

Europe and Central Asia Israel Migratory Birds

Almost 1 million birds still being illegally killed on British territory in Cyprus

Tue, 15/03/2016 - 08:46

Despite no more annual jumps in numbers, a record-breaking amount of birds are still being illicitly trapped to serve as the main ingredient for a local delicacy.

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus Migratory Birds

The special plight of Trans-Saharan migratory birds

Fri, 11/03/2016 - 10:59

The long distance travellers have seen large declines in their population in the last few decades. Here's what BirdLife is doing to stem the drop.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Africa

Nature’s clean-up crew in catastrophic decline

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 15:16

Africa’s vultures are in drastic decline and it is high-time the world fully-appreciated the severity of this problem – not only for the birds themselves, but the health of the people of the continent.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions - Africa

Striking the wind beneath migratory birds’ wings

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 12:59

Since wind keeps birds in the air and drives turbines that produce energy, migratory routes see regular human-avian conflict. No points for guessing who wins.

Europe and Central Asia Egypt Migratory Birds

This action plan can benefit birds, farmers, women and birders

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 12:12

The AEMLAP can also help tackle climate change’s impact in Africa. Here’s how.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Africa

Combatting climate change in habitats with nature-friendly plans

Thu, 10/03/2016 - 11:56

Healthy IBAs are vital to the wildlife that lives in them and the people that live off their resources. BirdLife is helping them build resilience to global warming.

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