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Hundreds of thousands of birds accidentally poisoned every year

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 13:12

Two thousand, three hundred and fifty five Red and Black kites, 2,146 Griffon Vultures, 638 Black Vultures, 348 Egyptian Vultures, 114 Spanish Imperial Eagles and 40 Bearded Vultures were found poisoned in Spain between 2000 and 2010, according to

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Decebal and Darko’s journey across Europe: our Red-breasted Geese successfully reached Siberia!

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 13:38

Let me introduce you to Decebal and Darkos, two special Red-breasted Geese that were selected by SOR (BirdLife in Romania) to carry a satellite tr

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Newly born, the Desertas Petrel turns into one of Europe’s conservation challenges: are we ready for it?

Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:40

The 2014 Red List of Birds update gives birth to a new European species, the Desertas Petrel, classified as Vulnerable.

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Great step forward for seabirds in Spain

Tue, 22/07/2014 - 16:17

Spain has officially established 39 new marine protection areas. The new sites are ‘Special Protection Areas for Birds’ (SPAs), designated under the European Birds Directive. The SPAs will offer protection to seabirds whilst they are at sea, complementing the existing network of sites on land.

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Serbian Saker decreasing despite intense efforts

Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:04

Pigeon breeders, farmers, poachers and strong winds: the many threats to the rare Falcon.

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Cross-border cooperation with CEPF for Lake Skadar and its pelicans

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:28

Lake Skadar forms the international border between Albania and Montenegro, but is also a biodiversity-rich Balkan wetland harbouring the Dalmatian Pelican. CEPF is supporting 10 organisations to sustainably manage the lake for its pelicans, for conservation, and for the local people that live on its shores.

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Scientists confirm worst fears: new EU Policy on Agriculture is bad for nature

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 10:38

“The EU failed to stand to the promises of greening the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)”: these are the conclusions of the academic paper ‘

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Natura 2000 Day: the EU not protecting its richest nature sites properly

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 09:36

May 21st 2014 marked the second Natura 2000 day, which celebrated Europe’s largest network of nature areas protected by EU law.

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Rules work: national legislation benefits Eastern Europe’s birds

Mon, 09/06/2014 - 13:30

New scientific evidence confirms that legal protection of bird species does work. A recent study focusing in Eastern Europe shows that the rate of decline of protected species was approximately halved after the onset of protection.

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