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'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?

Storks - counted and supported by local volunteers!

Mon, 07/09/2015
The Macedonian Ecological Society (BirdLife Partner) completed the first national stork census after 57 years and none of it would have been possible without locals and volunteers.
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International Vulture Awareness Day: no cause for celebration?

Fri, 04/09/2015
There are warnings this year's International Vulture Awareness Day could be one of the last the birds see in Europe.

Migrant birds losing breeding grounds to poor farm management

Wed, 02/09/2015
Up to 65% of migratory birds depend on farmlands for breeding or for resting and feeding. But unhelpful policies and poor implementation are making their lives difficult.

Bird migration through Italy: The good, the bad and the ugly

Wed, 02/09/2015
Italy is geographically very important for birds migrating between Eurasia and Africa. LIPU, BirdLife's partner in Italy, takes stock of the migratory species' conservation status.

Migrating through the energy maze

Tue, 01/09/2015
Energy production is increasingly catching up to illegal killing, poisoning and habitat destruction as a major danger to migratory birds.

Your birdwatching could now protect your favourite species

Tue, 01/09/2015
The new Euro Bird Portal project logs about 30 million sightings from all over Europe every year, which can help scientists better understand migration, tackle climate change effects on birds and possibly prevent avian flu.