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The European and Central Asian Partnership Meeting 2011

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 12:59

Over 100 participants from 41 countries gathered together in Budapest to celebrate the (bio)diversity of the European and Central Asian region at the European Partnership meeting.

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NABU takes action to save climate-relevant ecosystems

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 12:41

The International Climate Initiative funds climate protection projects in developing, transition and newly industrialised countries.

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Budapest Conference calls for action to make electric powerlines safe for birds

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 12:32

Conference aims to stimulate actions to halt large-scale bird mortality on power lines across Europe.

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The SURE report on the Multi-Annual Financial Framework – Will this become a report of the Least Common Denominator?

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 12:09

Report fails to deliver clear financial support for a sustainable Europe

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Carpathian project has started

Mon, 16/05/2011 - 13:09

Polish Society for the Protection of Birds has started a conservation programme on the birds in the Carpathian Mountains.

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The restoration of the Belene Marshes brings back the Dalmatian pelicans

Mon, 16/05/2011 - 10:28

BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria is monitoring the ecological effects of a wetland restoration project on biodiversity.

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Life+ Cap DOM: Conservation of priority bird species in the French Overseas Departments (DOMs)

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 13:33

Life+ Cap DOM (Département d’Outre-Mer) is the first European Programme for the conservation of fauna involving several DOMs and their NGOs.

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Short film highlights environmental damage caused by biofuels

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 07:42

More than 20 environmental organisations across Europe are calling on the EU to stop the environmental damage caused by EU biofuels targets with the help of Peter and Jane, characters in a specially-created animated short film. To watch the 1m 30 second film in English, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igUtLwruUjA

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A new bird species was discovered in… Athens!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 07:23

A group of birdwatchers – members of the Hellenic Ornithological Society – woke up at dawn the 1st May in order to see the new bird species for Greece: the Pallas's Warbler

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Endangered bird shot in Malta, flown to Germany for rehab

Fri, 06/05/2011 - 13:52

A Pallid Harrier, one of Europe's most-endangered birds of prey, which was shot in Malta, was sent to Germany for rehabilitation at the end of April, by BirdLife Malta.

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New webcam showcases breeding Spanish Imperial Eagle

Fri, 06/05/2011 - 12:52

SEO/BirdLife invites you to follow the first days of the life of three eagle chicks in the Mediterranean forest in Castilla-La Mancha via a webcam

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Malta spring hunting out of control!

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 13:07

BirdLife calls for an immediate suspension of the ongoing spring hunting season in Malta.

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The EU biofuel sustainability criteria tested– can we keep out bad biofuel?

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 12:58

Our study shows that plans to produce biofuels at Dakatcha Woodlands in Kenya would breach existing sustainability criteria.

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The EU must reform fisheries and farm policies if it is to save biodiversity

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 12:49

BirdLife welcomes the new EU Biodiversity strategy to reverse the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

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Disappointment over European Court of Justice Decision involving SOR (BirdLife in Romania)

Tue, 19/04/2011 - 08:13

The European Court of Justice has ruled against the European Commission in a case brought against the Romanian Government.

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Tribute to conservationist Roger Jordan

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 14:41

The conservationist Roger Jordan, who campaigned tirelessly against illegal hunting of birds, has passed away.

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Spring Alive Launched in Poland

Fri, 15/04/2011 - 15:04

OTOP (BirdLife in Poland), the international coordinator of BirdLife’s Spring Alive campaign, has just launched its national campaign through its ambassador Odeta Moro-Figureska, a well-known Polish TV personality.

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Environmental NGOs call for EU budget shift from perverse subsidies to investments in ecosystems and green economy

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 18:31

Environmental NGOs, including BirdLife Europe, were highlighted in a public hearing at the European Parliament on the environmental impacts of the EU Budget.

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