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Short film highlights environmental damage caused by biofuels

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 07:42

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 a specially-created animated short film. To watch the 1m 30 second film in English, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igUtLwruUjA

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A new bird species was discovered in… Athens!

Mon, 09/05/2011 - 07:23

A group of birdwatchers – members of the Hellenic Ornithological Society – woke up at dawn the 1st May in order to see the new bird species for Greece: the Pallas's Warbler

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Endangered bird shot in Malta, flown to Germany for rehab

Fri, 06/05/2011 - 13:52

A Pallid Harrier, one of Europe's most-endangered birds of prey, which was shot in Malta, was sent to Germany for rehabilitation at the end of April, by BirdLife Malta.

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New webcam showcases breeding Spanish Imperial Eagle

Fri, 06/05/2011 - 12:52

SEO/BirdLife invites you to follow the first days of the life of three eagle chicks in the Mediterranean forest in Castilla-La Mancha via a webcam

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Malta spring hunting out of control!

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 13:07

BirdLife calls for an immediate suspension of the ongoing spring hunting season in Malta.

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The EU biofuel sustainability criteria tested– can we keep out bad biofuel?

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 12:58

Our study shows that plans to produce biofuels at Dakatcha Woodlands in Kenya would breach existing sustainability criteria.

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The EU must reform fisheries and farm policies if it is to save biodiversity

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 12:49

BirdLife welcomes the new EU Biodiversity strategy to reverse the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

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Disappointment over European Court of Justice Decision involving SOR (BirdLife in Romania)

Tue, 19/04/2011 - 08:13

The European Court of Justice has ruled against the European Commission in a case brought against the Romanian Government.

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Tribute to conservationist Roger Jordan

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 14:41

The conservationist Roger Jordan, who campaigned tirelessly against illegal hunting of birds, has passed away.

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Spring Alive Launched in Poland

Fri, 15/04/2011 - 15:04

OTOP (BirdLife in Poland), the international coordinator of BirdLife’s Spring Alive campaign, has just launched its national campaign through its ambassador Odeta Moro-Figureska, a well-known Polish TV personality.

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Environmental NGOs call for EU budget shift from perverse subsidies to investments in ecosystems and green economy

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 18:31

Environmental NGOs, including BirdLife Europe, were highlighted in a public hearing at the European Parliament on the environmental impacts of the EU Budget.

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New study reveals biofuels carbon con

Tue, 22/03/2011 - 13:53

African biofuels destined for Europe will result in up to six times the carbon emissions of fossil fuels, a new study has revealed.

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Artist aims to raise a million Rand for Kamfers Dam flamingos

Tue, 22/03/2011 - 08:00

An exhibition by Jeremy Houghton, inspired by flamingos, will be raising funds in support of the Kamfers Dam wetlands, the largest Lesser Flamingo breeding population in South Africa.

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The IBA Caretaker Network in Poland

Sat, 19/03/2011 - 08:55

The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Poland with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

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The Danish IBA Caretaker Network

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:37

The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Denmark with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

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The Greek IBA Caretaker Network

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 14:12

The purpose of this report is to explore and analyse the IBA Caretaker Network in Greece with the goal of furthering our understanding of what makes, motivates and inspires Caretakers, what opportunities and challenges they face, and the value of having an IBA Caretaker Network.

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Networks of care

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 13:19

More than half of Poland’s 140 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are over 15,000 hectares. The biggest of all, Tuchola Forest, covers 360,000 hectares. Simply monitoring sites of this size is a formidable challenge.

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Volunteering the Danish Way

Fri, 18/03/2011 - 10:40

Bird conservation in Denmark has a long history and DOF, the Danish BirdLife Partner, is one of the oldest nature conservation societies in Europe. In 2002, inspired by similar examples from the BirdLife Partnership, DOF decided to establish groups of volunteers around each of their 128 IBAs.

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