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Birdwatchers unravel effects of climate change on vulnerable species

Thu, 22/10/2015
New details on how birds respond to climate change have been revealed by thousands of volunteer bird watchers all over Europe, according to a study BirdLife International has contributed to.

First-ever conservation plan announced for the Agami Heron

Wed, 21/10/2015
This species is so discreet that few humans have ever seen them. And few ever will, with populations set to decline rapidly over the next 3 generations. Can this plan save them?

The not-so-Green Way: Special conservation area threatened by major road development

Tue, 20/10/2015
There are fears a special conservation area in Turkey is being put at risk by a new road project.

Looking back: Is Europe on track to save global biodiversity by 2020?

Mon, 12/10/2015
Halfway to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, we analyse if the EU is doing enough to protect the environment over the next five years.

What's next for the EU2020 strategy to protect biodiversity?

Mon, 12/10/2015
With only five years to go, here's what the EU and Member States need to do to prevent the further loss of species and ecosystems.

Why agriculture is the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Mon, 12/10/2015
More than half of European bird species use farmland habitats. So why are Member States calling agriculture the "single greatest threat to biodiversity"?

Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one species at a time

Mon, 12/10/2015
These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

The dark side of 'Star Wars'

Mon, 12/10/2015
Skellig Michael, a remote, rocky island off the Irish coast, is home to thousands of seabirds. What happens when it catches the attention of arguably the most famous film franchise in history?

The EU is calling for entries for the 2016 Natura 2000 Awards

Fri, 09/10/2015
Anyone who works to protect nature through the network is eligible. Read more about the deadline, how you can apply, and how to vote for your favourite conservation organisation.