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Do not open nature laws, improve implementation: European Parliament

Wed, 10/02/2016
MEPs have come down decisively on the side of the Birds and Habitats Directives in the ongoing battle to protect the EU’s environmental legislation.

It’s time to redesign Europe’s renewable energy policy

Wed, 10/02/2016
By 2030, a third of the EU’s energy should come from renewable resources. But this may not automatically make it ‘greener’.

From bird habitat to tourist haven: the Kaliakra case

Tue, 09/02/2016
One of Bulgaria’s most important IBAs has fallen prey to its government’s apathy and greed. Can it – and the species that depend on it – be saved?

Will 2016 see the end of the EU’s bycatch blues?

Tue, 09/02/2016
Policy reform and new funding were marred by weak fisheries management plans, but we’re still optimistic. Here’s why.

Meet pesticides, the silent bird killers that protect our crops

Tue, 09/02/2016
Tens of millions of birds have died due to accidental killing by rodenticides. And that’s not the only poison problem we have.

Kazakhstan's latest winter census sees fewer waterbirds in more wetlands

Tue, 09/02/2016
The possible cause: Climate change and unseasonably warm weather.

Failure to ban toxic ammunition putting bird lives at risk

Thu, 04/02/2016
The European Commission has announced it will continue allowing the use of lead in ammunition, despite the chemical being responsible for thousands of bird deaths.
CZIP team monitoring illegal hunting at Ulcinj Salina. Photo: CZIP

Rock Partridge hunting in Montenegro banned for three years

Wed, 03/02/2016
CZIP (BirdLife in Montenegro) has secured a three-year moratorium against the illegal hunting, killing and smuggling of Rock Partridge - a great turnaround, from a country where the last official hunting quota was more than the actual number of the birds present in the country...

European Parliament Votes for Nature

Tue, 02/02/2016
The European Parliament’s stood up to defend key EU nature laws in a vote at its plenary session in Strasbourg.