News Europe and Central Asia

Alarm over reports that Barroso is considering cutting most progressive part of Common Agricultural Policy

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:49

BirdLife Europe is alarmed by recent reports that Mr. Barroso, the President of the European Commission, is considering scrapping, partially or entirely, the budget of the second pillar (rural development) of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Member states endorse new EU Biodiversity strategy calling for CAP and CFP reform

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:37

BirdLife Europe has welcomed the Council of Ministers’ endorsement of the EU Biodiversity strategy and its six targets towards reversing the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

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Criticism of Finland's Spring Hunting of Common Eider

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 08:02

BirdLife Partners call to stop hunting of Common Eiders in Baltic Sea.

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Bulgarian Important Bird Areas protected

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 10:10

The Bulgarian government has confirmed Special Protection Area extensions for four key Important Bird Areas.

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NABU launches Fishing for Litter initiative in Germany.

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 09:30

The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) has started the Fishing for Litter initiative

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Aren’t Birds Brilliant? BirdLife Europe celebrates Day of Biodiversity

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 08:09

BirdLife Europe celebrates the beauty of nature at ‘Aren’t Birds Brilliant’ events to mark International Day of Biological Diversity, Sunday 22 May .

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White Storks hunted down

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 07:54

A flock of 200 White Storks in Malta were shot at from several different locations, in spite of BirdLife Malta's efforts.

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Art v Extinction - Ghosts of Gone Birds

Thu, 19/05/2011 - 13:56

The first in a series of innovative arts events in support of the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme has launched in Liverpool, UK City of Culture.

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New EU Biodiversity Strategy adopted

Wed, 18/05/2011 - 13:38

The European Commission has revealed its long awaited EU Biodiversity strategy, which sets out a blueprint for achieving the EU’s renewed biodiversity target.

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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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