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More than 11,000 ‘Nature Alert’ citizens call on EU to improve nature laws implementation

Wed, 18/05/2016
The time for waiting is over, people throughout Europe are ‘Nature Alert’ and are calling for action to protect and better implement the EU’s nature laws.

Turkey's Alakır Valley saved from 'damming' development?

Wed, 18/05/2016
With the courts on the side of nature, the government must now act to preserve this endangered habitat.

What's next in BirdLife's campaign to protect EU nature laws?

Tue, 03/05/2016
From research and a social media onslaught to national events by our Partners, we're doing it all.

How local communities can save endangered birds and habitats

Tue, 03/05/2016
How does a national conservation organisation with just one office protect wetlands all over the country?

The Polish government wants to cut down this millenia-old forest

Tue, 03/05/2016
Authorities claim logging is needed to combat a beetle infestation in Białowieża. Can Europe's last primeval woods be saved?

Spring: the time for breeding or the time for logging?

Mon, 02/05/2016
A cursory reading of statistics may make it seem like species have not been affected by the chopping of trees while they breed. But the birds are not alright.

One planet, hundreds of threatened habitats

Mon, 02/05/2016
Even though almost 60% of all important bird habitats in the EU and Central Asia are protected by law, many of them are still threatened by development pressures.

First national assessment of Danish protected habitats shows half are under threat

Mon, 02/05/2016
The good news: 115 of the 130 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in the country have been designated as protected by the government.