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Climate Change: from talk to action

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:57

The Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition (SCCS), within which RSPB Scotland is a key player, is the largest and most powerful civil society coalition in Scotland. The coalition is composed with different civil society groups which work together under a common goal: to stop climate chaos. They call on civil society groups in other countries to work together to create momentum for urgent action on climate change, and have produced a short film about the role of SCCS in influencing the Scottish Climate Change Act.

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Peter and Jane: A Short Film about Biofuels

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:27

More than 20 environmental organisations across Europe are calling on the EU to stop the environmental damage caused by EU biofuels targets with the help of Peter and Jane, characters in this specially-created animated short film.

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"The missing" visitors in Cyprus are not tourists but birds !

Fri, 29/07/2011 - 13:21

BirdLife Cyprus has created this short film on the trapping situation in Cyprus

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Good news for the Danube Delta’s biodiversity

Fri, 15/07/2011 - 11:52

After a very long, difficult gestation, a new law has been born! On 4 July 2011 the Romanian President confirmed a new law for the protection and management of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.

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Damanaki unveils plan to save European fish and fisheries: will others buy it?

Wed, 13/07/2011 - 10:28

BirdLife Europe has welcomed Commissioner Damanaki’s proposal for the new Common Fisheries Policy setting a framework for EU fisheries management after 2012.

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Birdwatching Festival of Sagres: We await you!

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 12:16

This autumn Sagres (Algarve, Portugal) will be an irresistible destination for birdwatchers. Do not miss the opportunity to observe the largest concentration of raptors in migration!

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BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about illegal killing of birds throughout Europe

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 09:32

BirdLife Partners from 38 European countries have released information about the illegal killing and trapping of birds that occurs across the continent.

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EU promises a greener future, but budget stays grey

Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:30

BirdLife Europe expresses disappointment with the European Commission’s proposal for Europe’s financial commitment after 2013. BirdLife now calls on Member States and the European Parliament to uphold on their environmental commitments and ensure that the EU will gear the next EU Budget towards a green economy.

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Audouin’s Gull breeding population in Greece rapidly declined in the last ten years

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 12:03

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdlLife Greece) are working to save breeding colonies from further declines.

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EP calls for strong second pillar as part of bigger ask for the overall continuation of agricultural subsidies regardless of their environmental delivery.

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 14:29

Wednesday 23 June, the EP voted the Dess report on ‘The CAP towards 2020; Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future’. Read the reaction of BirdLife Europe on the European Parliament Dess report.

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Alarm over reports that Barroso is considering cutting most progressive part of Common Agricultural Policy

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:49

BirdLife Europe is alarmed by recent reports that Mr. Barroso, the President of the European Commission, is considering scrapping, partially or entirely, the budget of the second pillar (rural development) of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Member states endorse new EU Biodiversity strategy calling for CAP and CFP reform

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:37

BirdLife Europe has welcomed the Council of Ministers’ endorsement of the EU Biodiversity strategy and its six targets towards reversing the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

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Criticism of Finland's Spring Hunting of Common Eider

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 08:02

BirdLife Partners call to stop hunting of Common Eiders in Baltic Sea.

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Bulgarian Important Bird Areas protected

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 10:10

The Bulgarian government has confirmed Special Protection Area extensions for four key Important Bird Areas.

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NABU launches Fishing for Litter initiative in Germany.

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 09:30

The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) has started the Fishing for Litter initiative

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Aren’t Birds Brilliant? BirdLife Europe celebrates Day of Biodiversity

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 08:09

BirdLife Europe celebrates the beauty of nature at ‘Aren’t Birds Brilliant’ events to mark International Day of Biological Diversity, Sunday 22 May .

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White Storks hunted down

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 07:54

A flock of 200 White Storks in Malta were shot at from several different locations, in spite of BirdLife Malta's efforts.

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Art v Extinction - Ghosts of Gone Birds

Thu, 19/05/2011 - 13:56

The first in a series of innovative arts events in support of the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme has launched in Liverpool, UK City of Culture.

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