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The year BirdLife turned 'vulture vigilante'

Tue, 15/12/2015
99% of South Asian vultures are declining, and Europe is not far behind at 75%. What is BirdLife doing to save them?

How BirdLife uncovered the Mediterranean bird slaughter

Tue, 15/12/2015
We finally know the extent of the illegal killing of millions that has gone on for decades.

Is the EU on track to save biodiversity? The short answer is no

Tue, 15/12/2015
From agriculture to marine species, biodiversity to green infrastructure, Europe needs to do more to save nature.

Why we need two Red Lists of Birds

Tue, 15/12/2015
How is the European Red List of Birds different from the IUCN Global Red List? Why is it important? Read more here.

...And then Paris saved 2015

Tue, 15/12/2015
This was supposed to be a big year for climate change mitigation, the EU Energy Union and sustainable bioenergy. Most decisions lacked ambition. Then came the climate change agreement.

Sea Alert 2015: The marine crisis continues

Tue, 15/12/2015
From overfishing to bycatch, invasive predators to pollution, seabirds are still under threat.

No deal to protect the seas, EU wrangles over details

Tue, 15/12/2015
What we took from the sea this year: a look back at Europe's fishy marine dealings in 2015.

Farming flaws: why 2015 was another poor year for EU agriculture

Mon, 14/12/2015
Greening implementation, policy simplification and farmer protests prove the system is broken.

Court blocks major road development threatening Turkish grouse populations

Fri, 11/12/2015
BirdLife's Partner in Turkey, Doğa Derneği, has some good news regarding the ironically named 'Green Way' road development.