News Europe and Central Asia

Climate cheese: Menu changes to fight global warming

Wed, 04/11/2015
Anywhere from 14-50% of greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, but its decarbonisation is not on the EU agenda. Here's why and what needs to be done.
SEO/BirdLife Executive Director Asunción Ruíz receiving the award © SEO/BirdLife

BirdLife Spain receives top European award

Wed, 04/11/2015
Campo de Montiel, a Natura 2000 site in the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha, has today played host to a celebration of the Natura 2000 Awards, which has been jointly presented to SEO/BirdLife, Agencia EFE and BirdLife Europe as a result of their campaign ‘‘Natura 2000 Day’’.

BirdLife in France to publish atlas of 357 species of French birds

Thu, 29/10/2015
The atlas was developed after six years of research and includes 1.500 maps and 700 photographs over two volumes.
The European Parliament chamber in Brussels

Now Euro MPs join fight to protect nature laws

Thu, 29/10/2015
Another piece of good news today in the campaign to protect Europe’s key nature laws, the Birds and Habitats Directives.
Eurasian Oystercatcher - Photo: © Zhang Ming

Red List reveals Europe’s farmland wading birds in crisis

Wed, 28/10/2015
The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is out – and it’s sounding alarm bells for some of Europe’s most charismatic and cherished shorebirds.

Major EU countries join fight to protect European Nature Laws

Tue, 27/10/2015
Key European nature laws have just been given a massive boost as a number of major EU countries, led by Germany, call for them to be protected.

Birdwatchers unravel effects of climate change on vulnerable species

Thu, 22/10/2015
New details on how birds respond to climate change have been revealed by thousands of volunteer bird watchers all over Europe, according to a study BirdLife International has contributed to.

First-ever conservation plan announced for the Agami Heron

Wed, 21/10/2015
This species is so discreet that few humans have ever seen them. And few ever will, with populations set to decline rapidly over the next 3 generations. Can this plan save them?

The not-so-Green Way: Special conservation area threatened by major road development

Tue, 20/10/2015
There are fears a special conservation area in Turkey is being put at risk by a new road project.