News Europe and Central Asia

The British Embassy becomes a haven for birds in the heart of Athens

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 09:24

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS, BirdLife in Greece) placed seven artificial bird nests in the garden of the British Embassy in Athens,...

Europe and Central Asia

RSPB resolves to tackle climate change from its own backyard

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:14

Tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, tornados: the multiplication of natural catastrophes demonstrates clearly the urgency of taking climate change seriously and implementing the measures...

Europe and Central Asia

Saving birds from electrocution: BirdLife Bulgarian Partner rewarded for its work on power lines

Wed, 28/01/2015 - 09:03

On 27 January, the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB; BirdLife in Bulgaria) and the BirdLife Partnership were rewarded with...

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria Preventing Extinctions - Europe and Central Asia

Growing network is helping Montenegrin migrants

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 15:22

The BirdLife Partnership is building a growing network of people and organisations who are working together to look after migrant birds in the Mediterranean.

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EU protected areas help wildlife adapt to climate change, new research shows

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:44

Global warming has various impacts on wildlife, one being the change in geographical distribution of species populations. New research [1] compiled by...

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

Nature in 2015: dead or alive? What a difference Mr Timmermans can make

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:06

If you are reading this op-ed is because you care about nature. And since you do, you have probably asked yourself in...

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Tens of thousands march on Berlin to demand nature friendly farming

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 07:53

“Wir haben es satt!” (“We are fed up!”) could be heard in the streets of Berlin on Saturday 17 January. The slogan...

Europe and Central Asia Germany Advocating for sustainable agriculture

“Biodiversity is everyone’s business”: teaming up with HeidelbergCement

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:22

The value of quarries to many plants and animals in Europe has long been recognised. However, consistent large scale efforts to promote...

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Science in 2015: assessing European bird populations

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:00

In 1994, 38% of the species were considered to be in an unfavourable condition. By 2004, this figure had increased to 43%...

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

The Common Agricultural Policy in 2015: looking for results

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:52

A rereading of the final legal text together with all the implementing and delegated acts and rules is killing our enthusiasm quite...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Defining the next decade of EU’s climate and energy policies

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:37

What is needed is not just a policy framework that fixates on cutting down emissions, but one that puts us on an...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

Sustainable fisheries and imaginative loopholes

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:45

European seas are in the brink of collapse. Despite the improved Common Fisheries Policy, several forces out there are determined to scupper...

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

The EU Biodiversity Strategy in 2015 – making up the balance

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:28

Actions are needed to improve implementation of existing EU environmental legislation. President Juncker and Vice President Timmermans have stated this was their...

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The Birds and Habitats Directives: reviewing or butchering?

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:25

The Fitness Check will be the moment when the enemies of nature conservation will wake up and will seek to weaken the...

Europe and Central Asia

The last chance saloon Commission?

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 08:44

Europe is in the grip of an economic, environmental and social crisis that in some countries is reaching dangerous levels, with politicians...

Europe and Central Asia

Tracing the Route of a 'wild' Silk Road in the Caucasus

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 10:03

The ancient Silk Road, famous primarily as a trade route, was also an important transmitter of culture and historical legacies between Asia...

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BirdLife Bulgaria supports rewilding of Rhodope Mountains

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 17:02

The Rhodope Mountains, located southeast of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, comprise a beautiful and wide mountain range known locally as the Mountains of...

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria

New project to repair and protect the Berlengas archipelago’s rich ecosystem

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 17:08

Only 30 people live in the Berlengas archipelago off the Portuguese coast, yet there is a lot of activity to report from...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia