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A Griffon Vulture. Photo: Carles Carboneras

Saving the world’s vultures

Fri, 08/01/2016
Let's start with getting veterinary diclofenac banned in Europe.
On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Turtle-dove is the UK's fastest-declining bird, now Vulnerable, and needs support from projects like this. Photo: Andy Hay

Second day of Christmas brings Turtle-doves to CEMEX quarries in the UK

Tue, 22/12/2015
We are delighted to report that Turtle-doves have been found at two quarry projects, including three juveniles, so it is very likely that they were born on a CEMEX site this year thanks to a partnership with CEMEX and the RSPB.

The European Commission has been alerted. Now for the hard part

Thu, 17/12/2015
...making sure it listens and protects our nature laws.

A real European union emerges to back nature

Wed, 16/12/2015
Environment Ministers from EU member countries have backed the Nature Directives in the face of a European Commission 'Fitness Check' process.

Digging deep to find biodiversity

Tue, 15/12/2015
Ecological restoration of quarries is providing new habitat for numerous plant and animal species.

The year BirdLife turned 'vulture vigilante'

Tue, 15/12/2015
99% of South Asian vultures are declining, and Europe is not far behind at 75%. What is BirdLife doing to save them?

How BirdLife uncovered the Mediterranean bird slaughter

Tue, 15/12/2015
We finally know the extent of the illegal killing of millions that has gone on for decades.

Is the EU on track to save biodiversity? The short answer is no

Tue, 15/12/2015
From agriculture to marine species, biodiversity to green infrastructure, Europe needs to do more to save nature.

Why we need two Red Lists of Birds

Tue, 15/12/2015
How is the European Red List of Birds different from the IUCN Global Red List? Why is it important? Read more here.