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Coming soon: An atlas of Spain's migratory birds

Mon, 31/08/2015
BirdLife in Spain's Migra initiative gathers in-depth data on the country's migrating species, from black spots and threats to favourite routes, speed and altitude of flight.

Everything you need to know about Euro Birdwatch 2015

Fri, 28/08/2015
All about the event, plus: how you can witness the wonders of bird migration.

Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

Thu, 27/08/2015
Read why people and organisations are fighting for the flyways and the reason their work is necessary.

Extent of illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean revealed in BirdLife report

Fri, 21/08/2015
We've uncovered the shocking numbers of birds illegally shot, trapped or glued in these European and African countries.

How tracking one turtle dove could help save its whole species

Wed, 05/08/2015
The population of the turtle dove has plummeted by 77% across Europe since 1980. 'Titan', the RSPB's tracker-fitted bird, gives us clues on how we can protect this vulnerable species.

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still possible

Tue, 04/08/2015
The species population in Europe has declined by more than half in the last few decades. Can a Life project and BirdLife campaign save it?

Scientists prove EU bird laws save threatened species

Mon, 27/07/2015
But there are some avian populations that continue to decline despite protection measures. Here's why.

Reversing the tide on marine litter

Thu, 16/07/2015
Marine litter is becoming more common than sand at the beach and it’s threatening the lives of seabirds. In Germany, some useful actions are being taken to combat the issue.
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock © Maxime Dechelle

Protecting birds in ‘tropical’ Europe

Mon, 13/07/2015
The EU’s environment laws do not extend to its Member States’ overseas entities. This leaves it up to NGOs to save their globally threatened endemic species.