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UPDATE: over 866,000 birds slaughtered so far this autumn in Cyprus! - Sign the petition to stop this now!

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:42

The number of birds killed on limesticks and in mist nets in Cyprus this autumn is increasing sharply, reaching over 860,000 by October 9th…and it is still growing

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EuroBirdwatch11: more than 80,200 people observing the miracle of bird migration in Europe and Central Asia

Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:15

Over the first weekend in October, BirdLife invited people to observe and learn about the fascinating bird migration for "EuroBirdWatch" – BirdLife’s annual birdwatching event in Europe.

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CAP disappoints on green hopes

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 12:54

BirdLife is deeply disappointed with the CAP reform proposals that have emerged from the Commission.

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Environment Commissioners win a round for biodiversity on Cohesion policy, but harder CAP fight is still in balance

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:01

The European Commission has made a timid step forward towards honoring its commitment to integrate biodiversity in its legislative proposal on the Cohesion Policy, one of the two main components of the EU Budget.

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BirdLife Europe continues to strengthen ties between business and biodiversity

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 13:02

BirdLife Europe, in collaboration with BirdLife Partners organised a lunch debate on the topic 'Business for Biodiversity, Sustainable solutions for a changing world'.

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BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement launch biodiversity partnership in Europe

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 13:57

BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials, launched a biodiversity partnership.

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EU scientists confirms bio-energy accounting error

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 08:11

A new report by the European Environment Agency highlights a major carbon accounting flaw in EU legislation.

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Una nueva aplicación gratuita para iPhone potenciará la península Ibérica como destino internacional de turismo ornitológico

Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:36

Iberian Birds se enmarca dentro del proyecto Iberaves* que ha desarrollado SEO/BirdLife junto con BirdLife International

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Free app puts Iberian IBAs on the map

Tue, 27/09/2011 - 09:00

A free app for the Important Bird Areas of Spain and Portugal is available for users of Apple’s iPhones and iPads.

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European Court of Auditors puts high quality agri environment in the spotlight, as Commission mulls backtracking on drive for a greener CAP

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 07:36

European Courts of Auditors report highlights importance of agri environment schemes as the European Commission proposals for Common Agriculture policy reform are about to be announced.

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BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement become co-operation partners – jointly preserving biological diversity

Mon, 19/09/2011 - 14:44

BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement have signed a co-operation agreement to further improve the protection of biodiversity at quarrying sites.

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CAP to keep pumping cash into EU’s most environmentally harmful farms, reveals leaked proposal

Mon, 19/09/2011 - 12:28

Environmental NGOs and farmers have condemned leaked plans to greenwash the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

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Shooting of Whimbrels sparks calls for regulation of shorebird hunting in the Caribbean

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 16:03

Two tracked Whimbrels have been shot by hunters on Guadeloupe, highlighting the danger for shorebirds in the Caribbean part of their flyway.

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89,225 birds slaughtered…so far! - Sign the petition to stop it now!

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 08:47

BirdLife Cyprus has published online an estimate of the death toll from the illegal bird trapping taking place in Cyprus during the autumn migration.

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Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings recorded in Kazakhstan

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 09:38

BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939.

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Farmland birds in Europe fall to lowest levels

Thu, 25/08/2011 - 13:14

Farmland bird populations across Europe are at their lowest levels since records began, new figures reveal.

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British birdwatchers rally to save their summer migrants

Fri, 19/08/2011 - 02:43

Millions of birds leave Africa each spring and head north to nest in the UK and other parts of Europe, only to return to Africa each autumn. However this multi-million-winged migration is under threat.

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New book: "THE BREEDING BIRDS OF MALTA"

Thu, 18/08/2011 - 08:21

In August, BirdLife Malta has sent out a new book titled "Breeding Birds of malta". The aim of this publication is to review and update the status of the breeding birds of Malta, and to present a historical overview.

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