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The EU continues to fail in financing successful and effective LIFE programmes

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 14:01

On Monday 12 December, the European Commission proposed the renewal after 2013 of the LIFE programme, a key tool for financing biodiversity and the Natura 2000 network.

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Official report confirms massive misuse of EU fisheries funds

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 13:16

On Monday 12 December, the EU Court of Auditors published a report damning costly failures to eliminate overfishing in Europe.

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New report reveals dramatic changes in the UKs waterbirds

Fri, 09/12/2011 - 07:39

The State of the UK’s Birds 2011 report, recently produced by the RSPB in coalition with other British Environmental NGOs, highlights signs of dramatic changes for some wetland birds.

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Sponsor and protect a Cory’s Shearwater,SPEA’s bird of the year 2011

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 14:06

The Portuguese Society for the studies of birds, SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal), launched its campaign 'Travel with the Bird of the Year'.

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Spain opens the public process to designate 41 marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs), totalling almost 50,000 km2

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 08:52

The Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs has published a proposal designating 41 marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Spain.

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SEO/ BirdLife in Spain receives the Spanish « Fondena » Award for its important contribution to the protection of nature

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 11:46

Every two years, the Spanish Foundation “Fondo para la Defensa de la Naturaleza” (Fondena) awards an organisation for its work in protecting nature. This year, and more precisely on 22 November, the Spanish king Juan Carlos delivered the Fondena Award, endowed with 40 000 euros, to SEO/ BirdLife in Spain, for its important nature conservation work on Spanish territory.

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New EU fisheries fund: a shift towards sustainability?

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 14:48

The European Commission has made a step in retargeting EU fisheries subsidies towards sustainable fishing and supporting marine life and ecosystems, while increasing transparency and conditionality of the fund.

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A brighter future for Europe’s rarest migratory songbird

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 13:42

Aquatic Warbler, the rarest passerine bird in mainland Europe, is facing a brighter future thanks to six years of intensive work.

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Baltic seaduck take a dive

Thu, 01/12/2011 - 14:27

On Wednesday 1 December, a new report presenting the results of a census of wintering waterbirds in the Baltic Sea has been launched. The studies reveal that overall numbers have declined by more than 40% since the 1990s.

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Call to save UK's hummingbirds, albatrosses and whales

Wed, 30/11/2011 - 09:20

Almost 17,000 people have called for the British Government to step up and honour its responsibilities to the UK Overseas Territories, which contain over 85% of the UK's globally threatened species.

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Solar, wind and ocean energy ‘greenest’ for Europe - but governments must do more for wildlife and climate

Tue, 22/11/2011 - 14:33

Energy from the sun, wind and oceans can be harnessed without harm to Europe’s birds and other wildlife, but European and national governments must step up to the challenge, according to a report released on Tuesday 22 November, in Brussels. Leading conservation body BirdLife Europe has added its voice to call for a renewables revolution to combat climate change.

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Grid operators and environmental organisations team up to promote sustainable modernisation of electricity grids

Tue, 22/11/2011 - 10:39

Nineteen grid operators and environmental NGOs signed the European Grid Declaration on Electricity Network Development and Nature Conservation in Europe on 10 November 2011 in Brussels, in an open signatory process.

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BirdLife Europe calls for a renewables revolution in harmony with nature

Tue, 15/11/2011 - 12:48

With the launch of its new report, Meeting Europe’s Renewable Energy Targets in Harmony with Nature, in Brussels on 22 November, BirdLife Europe wants to show how we can meet our 2020 renewable energy targets without impacting on wildlife.

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Music and Migration II : a musical appeal to stop illegal bird killing in Malta

Tue, 15/11/2011 - 09:28

UK/DK Music label 'Second Language' releases Music and Migration II in support of BirdLife Malta's campaign against illegal bird killing

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Sustainable birdwatching tourism to grow in Europe

Mon, 14/11/2011 - 09:15

A successful flagship project that has been making birdwatching tourism sustainable in Spain and Portugal has been granted funding in order to expand into more Mediterranean countries.

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BirdLife’s key asks of Parties at UNFCCC COP 17

Sat, 12/11/2011 - 17:05

The BirdLife Partnership are calling on the parties to the Climate Change Convention to six key asks.

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Fires are destroying the main biodiversity hotspots in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Wed, 26/10/2011 - 14:36

The greatest ornithological hotspots in Bosnia and Herzegovina , the natural park Hutovo blato and Livanjsko polje (the biggest karst field in the world),were destroyed by fires in early October

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Appeal to EU policy makers to stop needless seabird bycatch

Fri, 21/10/2011 - 07:48

BirdLife Europe launches exhibition at the European Parliament with stunning albatross images

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