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The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Fri, 30/03/2018
Of the 25 projects shortlisted for the coveted European Citizens Award – voted by the public – 8 projects involve the work of our BirdLife partners in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Spain and the UK.

'Spring Alive' casts its spell with real magic

Fri, 30/03/2018
Spring has officially sprung and so has Spring Alive – BirdLife International’s annual campaign to introduce children across Europe, Central Asia and Africa to the joys of spring and the wonder that is nature.

A cold spring

Fri, 30/03/2018
Angelo Caserta, Director of BirdLife Europe Central Asia, celebrates the first green shoots of spring in the editorial of the latest issue of the BirdLife ECA newsletter.

A Tale of Two Treaties

Tue, 27/03/2018
In the United States, one of the world’s most important and influential bird protection laws is under threat – but all is yet not lost. Across the pond, BirdLife mobilised over half a million EU citizens to turn around a similar crisis ­- here’s how we did it.

The spring hunting ban in Kazakhstan: one year on

Mon, 26/03/2018
In early 2017, the government of Kazakhstan introduced a ban on spring hunting. One year on, Danara Zharbolova (ACBK/BirdLife Kazakhstan) reflects on why this decision was – and remains – so important.

Milking the cow: why Dutch dairy is becoming bird-friendly

Mon, 26/03/2018
For the last few years, VBN/BirdLife Netherlands has been working closely with Dutch farmers in the hopes of making the country’s world-famous dairy products as sustainable and nature-friendly as they are tasty. Gerrit Gerritsen tells us more about a most promising start.

Soaring high: safeguarding migratory birds over Turkey

Mon, 19/03/2018
For more than 15 years, our Turkish BirdLife partner Doğa Derneği (DD) has been working to safeguard migratory birds. And now, thanks to £50, 000 of vital funding raised by SPNI (BirdLife Israel), they have been able to greatly step-up their actions.

Nature in the rich man’s world

Thu, 01/03/2018
Ariel Brunner calls for more funding for EU nature conservation in his editorial for the latest issue of the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia newsletter.

The Silence of the Leaders

Thu, 01/03/2018
A ‘Silence of the Lambs’-inspired demonstration organised by BirdLife in Brussels last Friday saw 133 European NGOs demand more money for the EU to protect biodiversity.