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Will the EU’s new invasive species regulation miss the chance to save billions of euros?

Mon, 28/09/2015
Invasive alien species cause not only bird extinctions, but also economic damage. However, the new regulation may not be up to scratch.

Handbook launch shows how nature conservation and energy interests can work together

Wed, 23/09/2015
BirdLife, jointly with its partners in the BESTGRID project, has launched its handbook Protecting Nature in Power Grid Planning.

Why you should be excited about the 2015 Sagres birdwatching festival

Mon, 14/09/2015
This region of southwest Portugal is a major migratory corridor for millions of birds: A birdwatcher's paradise. But that's not all that's happening there this October.

EU adopts BirdLife's classification standard in its updated list of European birds

Fri, 11/09/2015
Here's three reasons why this is important for conservation efforts.
Wallasea Island Wild Coast project - Photo © Ben Hall / RSPB images

First stage completed of world-class project to help combat climate change

Fri, 11/09/2015
The European Commission and British Government are officially opening Jubilee Marsh on 11 September, marking the completion of the first phase of the RSPB (BirdLife’s UK Partner) Wallasea Island Wild Coast project.
The bird ringing in Montenegro will help to increase knowledge about migration of passerines in the Adriatic Flyway, and also build capacity of biologists, students, NGOs and local communities. Photo: CZIP / BirdLife in Montenegro

Local volunteers participate in Montenegro’s first ringing programme

Wed, 09/09/2015
Volunteers support conservation milestone for songbirds in Montenegro - boding well for birds here in the future (their protection and their supporters!)

'Birding and conservation go together... You can't do one and not care about the other'

Wed, 09/09/2015
American author and avid birder Jonathan Franzen speaks out on the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean and calls on birders to join the fight against it.

The migration of soaring birds of prey explained

Tue, 08/09/2015
Everything you need to know about bottlenecks and thermal air currents. Plus, how Georgia is tackling the killing of these species.

Citizens speak up: Don’t mess with the Nature Directives, implement them!

Tue, 08/09/2015
520,325 citizens called on the European Commission to protect environmental laws in the biggest response to an EU public consultation. Is the Commission listening?