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The Bird Bulletin - vol. 16

Fri, 27/10/2017
Today's Bird Bulletin presents BirdLife's lastest publication 'The Killing 2.0 - A View to a Kill' and more.

BirdLife presents 'The Killing 2.0'

Tue, 24/10/2017
Today in Manila, at CMS COP 12, the BirdLife Partnership presented its latest publication on the illegal killing of birds in Europe – ‘The Killing 2.0 – A View to a Kill’. Read the introduction by BirdLife International’s CEO Patricia Zurita right here.

(Bird)Life through a lens: EuroBirdwatch 2017

Mon, 09/10/2017
Bird lovers, young and old, across Europe took out their binoculars for the bird-watching highlight of the year – BirdLife’s annual EuroBirdwatch! Over the weekend of 30th September – 1st October, nearly 22,000 people attended 934 different events across 41 countries. And now the results are in!

The laws of nature

Mon, 02/10/2017
In the editorial of this month’s edition of the Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands reflects on the ‘laws’ of nature.

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 15

Fri, 29/09/2017
This week's Bird Bulletin brings beak-sized updates from France, Switzerland and Kazakhstan.

Trial & Error: The Battle for Białowieża

Wed, 27/09/2017
The battle for Białowieża continues –protestors are putting their bodies between the trees and the chainsaws; and the European Commission has taken the Polish government to court

Raising the Eagle Standard

Tue, 26/09/2017
5 countries, 11 NGOs, 4 BirdLife partners, 3.5 million EUROS and one enigmatic bird of prey – PannonEagle LIFE is an ambitious 5 year conservation project to keep the Eastern Imperial Eagle soaring through the skies of ancient Pannonia.

The Dog Patrol – Kazakhstan’s wildlife wardens

Mon, 25/09/2017
Danara Zharbolova & Alyona Krivosheyeva introduces Kazakhstan’s newest crack security squad – a dog patrol, trained to sniff out illegal wildlife trafficking.
Ortolan Bunting © Pierre Dalous

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be off the menu

Fri, 22/09/2017
The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, fattened and drowned in brandy. It's a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.