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A simple gesture to preserve Europe’s richest nature sites – contribute now!

Mon, 12/05/2014 - 09:37

On 21 May, the EU will celebrate the Natura 2000 Day for the 2nd year.

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Portuguese Priolo Brand promoting sustainable tourism joined by new committed companies

Thu, 08/05/2014 - 16:28

Lands of Priolo comprise the only territory where the rare Azores Bullfinch exists, in the eastern councils of São Miguel Island in Azores (Portugal).

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Loss of farmland birds provokes action from BirdLife Partners

Wed, 07/05/2014 - 14:01

We are currently in the midst of an EU wide crisis that is causing birds to disappear across European farmlands. Biodiversity rich grasslands are being converted on a massive scale to maize fields for the production of biofuels and fodder.

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Europe's vultures are at risk from the sale of veterinary diclofenac (Svetoslav Spasov)

Diclofenac: a Vulture killer – watch this new video

Tue, 29/04/2014 - 08:25

Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory drug whose veterinary use has been the main cause of the catastrophic 99% decline of several species of vultures in South Asia.

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BirdLife Partners are LIFE masters!

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 15:34

Each year, the European Commission evaluates all completed projects funded through the LIFE programme and this year, 4 out of the 11 Best LIFE Nature projects receiving the award have been implemented by BirdLife partners.

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Celebrate and support your favourite nature sites!

Mon, 28/04/2014 - 12:45

On 21 May, the EU will celebrate the Natura 2000 Day for the 2nd year. Natura 2000 is the network of Europe’s richest nature sites, more than 26,000 remarkable places forming a total area of almost one million square kilometres.

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BirdLife Finland succeeds in court battle over endangered species

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 10:35

Long-tailed duck is classified worldwide as Vulnerable. In southern Finland, a license for spring hunting of the species was authorized in year 2011, further threatening the survival of the population. BirdLife Finland and its local member organisation are working to save the species and lodged a complaint to the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland. The complaint proved successful as the Court found the license for spring hunting illegal.

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Legality of spring hunting under fire in Malta and Brussels

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 09:53

In Malta, the illegal killing of birds is particularly widespread and with each hunting season, many protected birds are being shot due to lack of adequate controls and monitoring.

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Italy put in hot spot as Commission calls to end live bird decoy use in hunting

Fri, 11/04/2014 - 14:34

Hunting practices in Italy have been put under fire recently by the European Commission due to the common hunting method involving the capture of wild birds to use as live decoys.

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