News Europe and Central Asia

Battling global warming with Belarussian bogs

Thu, 19/11/2015
Swamps are associated with more than just scary films. BirdLife in Belarus is working with the government to restore 51.000 ha of wetlands to combat climate change. Read how and why here.

BirdLife in Portugal publishes atlas of national seabirds

Tue, 17/11/2015
The book and its interactive online version feature 65 marine species, with detailed factsheets, maps and photos.

Wood Pastures in Europe - are they helped or hindered by European farming policies?

Tue, 17/11/2015
The European Parliament's been playing host to a discussion on Europe's wood pastures and whether or not farming policies in the EU are working as well as they can to protect these natural areas.

The verdict is in: Europe’s nature laws are fit for purpose

Thu, 12/11/2015
We're getting the first findings from European lawmakers on their review of key European nature laws.

What makes birdwatchers want to monitor species in an ISIS warzone?

Wed, 11/11/2015
BirdLife in Turkey is protecting one of the world's most threatened bird species, 30 km from the Syrian border.

'Slipgate': The Naked Truth

Tue, 10/11/2015
LPO/BirdLife France volunteers and journalists were physically assaulted by a man with a shovel after they attempted to remove illegal poaching traps in a village in south-east France.

Fool Me Once… - Calls on the EU to act in wake of VW Dieselgate Scandal

Fri, 06/11/2015
Following the Dieselgate scandal, which saw Volkswagen caught cheating emissions tests, there has been much discussion over how this was allowed to occur and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.

Climate change's double whammy: Why we should be more worried about our oceans

Thu, 05/11/2015
Storms and rising sea levels are only the tip of the iceberg.