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Action taken for flyways - international counts and conferences working for conservation

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 11:00

Early in January and February events have been taking place to protect the Wadden Sea and migration routes along the East Atlantic.

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Invasive Alien Species: legislation turning into an empty shell

Fri, 31/01/2014 - 11:48

The members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee want to allow derogations to the EU regulation aiming at addressing invasive alien species, plants and animals that are introduced into Europe and cause significant environmental, economic and health damages.

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The need for strong EU legislation on Invasive Alien Species

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 12:51

Representatives of the European Union, environmental NGO’s, scientists and other stakeholders discussed the European Commission’s proposal for an EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species at a high-level event organized by MEP Pavel Poc, BirdLife Europe, IUCN Brussels and the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, on 20 January.

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EU torch is passed on to the Greeks

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 09:44

As Greece takes over the Presidency of the EU, we are amidst critical debates for the future of Europe's environment and climate policy. BirdLife Europe and its Greek Partner, the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS; BirdLife in Greece) are working together to make sure the EU government is provided with the support and knowledge necessary to ensure a successful term.

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Wood pellet industry cheats on sustainability, evidence shows

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 09:04

Bioenergy use – energy produced from plants – is soaring in Europe due to the launch of the EU target requiring 20% of the energy used in Europe to come from renewable sources. Forests and other wooded areas are notably being sought after and exploited as they are currently one of the cheapest bioenergy sources.

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Final EU budget leaves environment in the dust

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 16:33

Now that the European Parliament has cast its final vote approving the European Budget for 2014-2020, it’s time to take inventory of...

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Natuurpunt wins prestigious Best Life Nature Project award

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 11:06

The Dommeldal project coordinated by Natuurpunt (BirdLife Partner in Belgium) and Natuurmonumenten in the Netherlands has received one of 6 Best LIFE...

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End of CAP reform process: final agriculture policy deal fails on greening, simplicity and fairness

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:52

On the 20 th of November, the European Parliament rubber–stamped the agreement on the Common Agriculture Policy and the Council of Agriculture...

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Twenty candles for SPEA and a large range of achievements for nature in Portugal

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:15

November was a moment of celebration for the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds - SPEA. Twenty years of work for...

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