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Czech Society for Ornithology and Ceskomoravsky Gravel sign partnership agreement

Mon, 26/03/2012 - 13:52

On Friday 16 March, the Czech Society for Ornithology (CSO), BirdLife Partner in the Czech Republic, and Ceskomoravsky sterk, member of the HeidelbergCement Group, signed an agreement pinning down their long-term commitment to the conservation of nature.

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Save the Danube - 'The Amazon of Europe'- from destruction!

Fri, 16/03/2012 - 12:36

The "Kopački Rit", Croatia, Danube’s most valuable and best preserved floodplain system along the Croatian – Serbian border is threatened with destruction. Help us saving the unique nature of the Danube and sign the petition to the Minister now!

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Urgent message from Denmark: "CAP must support sustainable farming"

Wed, 07/03/2012 - 08:18

BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) have launched a video highlighting the many problems facing the European agricultural ecosystem.

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New study casts doubt on climate credentials and sustainability of US wood in meeting Europe’s demand for energy biomass

Mon, 20/02/2012 - 15:02

A major increase in imports of wood fuel to Europe from the US could do more harm than good for our environment, a new report has revealed. Burning wood pellets – or biomass – in European power stations is playing an increasing part in the efforts to reach the EU renewable energy target.

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LPO/BirdLife in France celebrates its 100 year anniversary in the National Museum of Natural History (Paris)

Mon, 20/02/2012 - 08:53

Directors of the main French biodiversity NGOs, companies supporting biodiversity, French MEPs, MPs and local politicians joined LPO in blowing out the its 100 candles on January 26. This event is the start of a long series of celebrations and meetings around LPO’s anniversary that will happen in 2012 throughout France.

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Birdlife Europe's key recommendations for a successful Danish Presidency

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 13:33

As Denmark has taken over the Presidency of the EU, BirdLife Europe, together with DOF/ BirdLife in Denmark, has produced a new issue of its bi-annual publication “Greening Europe”, highlighting BirdLife Europe’s EU policy priorities for the upcoming six months, and providing Denmark with ‘five keys to a successful Presidency’.

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Emergency conservation work pays off: Zino's Petrel bounces back!

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 08:48

Zino’s Petrel was Europe’s rarest seabird even before a ravaging wild fire hit the heart of Madeira’s central massif, where this globally endangered bird breeds.

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Support the protection of Ulcinj Salina, Montenegro: sign the petition!

Wed, 15/02/2012 - 08:16

Ulcinj Salina is an important Important Bird Area (IBA) on the Adriatic flyway in Montenegro. The whole area belongs to a private salt company of which its owner now announced plans to convert 15 km2 of basins from salt production into a touristic development complex with hotels and golf terrains. Contrary to the expectations, the Government of Montenegro has given its approval for implementing this plan.

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A smarter and greener EU Budget would contribute to employment and economic prosperity

Wed, 08/02/2012 - 16:08

A coalition of Environmental Groups launches a major study by GHK Consultants on “the contribution a green EU Budget could make to job creation and the economy”

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Ornithological tourism project kicks off with meeting in Barcelona

Sat, 28/01/2012 - 11:34

A two-year project promoting responsible and sustainable birdwatching tourism among birds and their habitats has begun.

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EU Environment Ministers fail to stand up for nature in face of farm lobby interests

Tue, 03/01/2012 - 09:53

The EU Environment Council conclusions on the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, show the interests of the farm lobby will weaken biodiversity protection.

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The EU continues to fail in financing successful and effective LIFE programmes

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 14:01

On Monday 12 December, the European Commission proposed the renewal after 2013 of the LIFE programme, a key tool for financing biodiversity and the Natura 2000 network.

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Official report confirms massive misuse of EU fisheries funds

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 13:16

On Monday 12 December, the EU Court of Auditors published a report damning costly failures to eliminate overfishing in Europe.

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New report reveals dramatic changes in the UKs waterbirds

Fri, 09/12/2011 - 07:39

The State of the UK’s Birds 2011 report, recently produced by the RSPB in coalition with other British Environmental NGOs, highlights signs of dramatic changes for some wetland birds.

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Sponsor and protect a Cory’s Shearwater,SPEA’s bird of the year 2011

Wed, 07/12/2011 - 14:06

The Portuguese Society for the studies of birds, SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal), launched its campaign 'Travel with the Bird of the Year'.

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Spain opens the public process to designate 41 marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs), totalling almost 50,000 km2

Tue, 06/12/2011 - 08:52

The Spanish Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs has published a proposal designating 41 marine Important Bird Areas (IBAs) in Spain.

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SEO/ BirdLife in Spain receives the Spanish « Fondena » Award for its important contribution to the protection of nature

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 11:46

Every two years, the Spanish Foundation “Fondo para la Defensa de la Naturaleza” (Fondena) awards an organisation for its work in protecting nature. This year, and more precisely on 22 November, the Spanish king Juan Carlos delivered the Fondena Award, endowed with 40 000 euros, to SEO/ BirdLife in Spain, for its important nature conservation work on Spanish territory.

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New EU fisheries fund: a shift towards sustainability?

Fri, 02/12/2011 - 14:48

The European Commission has made a step in retargeting EU fisheries subsidies towards sustainable fishing and supporting marine life and ecosystems, while increasing transparency and conditionality of the fund.

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