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BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement become co-operation partners – jointly preserving biological diversity

Mon, 19/09/2011 - 14:44

BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement have signed a co-operation agreement to further improve the protection of biodiversity at quarrying sites.

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CAP to keep pumping cash into EU’s most environmentally harmful farms, reveals leaked proposal

Mon, 19/09/2011 - 12:28

Environmental NGOs and farmers have condemned leaked plans to greenwash the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

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Shooting of Whimbrels sparks calls for regulation of shorebird hunting in the Caribbean

Thu, 15/09/2011 - 16:03

Two tracked Whimbrels have been shot by hunters on Guadeloupe, highlighting the danger for shorebirds in the Caribbean part of their flyway.

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89,225 birds slaughtered…so far! - Sign the petition to stop it now!

Wed, 14/09/2011 - 08:47

BirdLife Cyprus has published online an estimate of the death toll from the illegal bird trapping taking place in Cyprus during the autumn migration.

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Record flock of migrating Sociable Lapwings recorded in Kazakhstan

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 09:38

BirdLife International scientists monitoring migrating Sociable Lapwings in the heart of the Great Steppe have recently discovered the largest single flock seen in Kazakhstan since 1939.

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Farmland birds in Europe fall to lowest levels

Thu, 25/08/2011 - 13:14

Farmland bird populations across Europe are at their lowest levels since records began, new figures reveal.

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British birdwatchers rally to save their summer migrants

Fri, 19/08/2011 - 02:43

Millions of birds leave Africa each spring and head north to nest in the UK and other parts of Europe, only to return to Africa each autumn. However this multi-million-winged migration is under threat.

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New book: "THE BREEDING BIRDS OF MALTA"

Thu, 18/08/2011 - 08:21

In August, BirdLife Malta has sent out a new book titled "Breeding Birds of malta". The aim of this publication is to review and update the status of the breeding birds of Malta, and to present a historical overview.

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Climate Change: from talk to action

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 14:57

The Stop Climate Chaos Scotland coalition (SCCS), within which RSPB Scotland is a key player, is the largest and most powerful civil society coalition in Scotland. The coalition is composed with different civil society groups which work together under a common goal: to stop climate chaos. They call on civil society groups in other countries to work together to create momentum for urgent action on climate change, and have produced a short film about the role of SCCS in influencing the Scottish Climate Change Act.

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Peter and Jane: A Short Film about Biofuels

Mon, 08/08/2011 - 10:27

More than 20 environmental organisations across Europe are calling on the EU to stop the environmental damage caused by EU biofuels targets with the help of Peter and Jane, characters in this specially-created animated short film.

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"The missing" visitors in Cyprus are not tourists but birds !

Fri, 29/07/2011 - 13:21

BirdLife Cyprus has created this short film on the trapping situation in Cyprus

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Good news for the Danube Delta’s biodiversity

Fri, 15/07/2011 - 11:52

After a very long, difficult gestation, a new law has been born! On 4 July 2011 the Romanian President confirmed a new law for the protection and management of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.

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Damanaki unveils plan to save European fish and fisheries: will others buy it?

Wed, 13/07/2011 - 10:28

BirdLife Europe has welcomed Commissioner Damanaki’s proposal for the new Common Fisheries Policy setting a framework for EU fisheries management after 2012.

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Birdwatching Festival of Sagres: We await you!

Tue, 12/07/2011 - 12:16

This autumn Sagres (Algarve, Portugal) will be an irresistible destination for birdwatchers. Do not miss the opportunity to observe the largest concentration of raptors in migration!

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BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about illegal killing of birds throughout Europe

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 09:32

BirdLife Partners from 38 European countries have released information about the illegal killing and trapping of birds that occurs across the continent.

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EU promises a greener future, but budget stays grey

Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:30

BirdLife Europe expresses disappointment with the European Commission’s proposal for Europe’s financial commitment after 2013. BirdLife now calls on Member States and the European Parliament to uphold on their environmental commitments and ensure that the EU will gear the next EU Budget towards a green economy.

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Audouin’s Gull breeding population in Greece rapidly declined in the last ten years

Fri, 24/06/2011 - 12:03

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (BirdlLife Greece) are working to save breeding colonies from further declines.

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EP calls for strong second pillar as part of bigger ask for the overall continuation of agricultural subsidies regardless of their environmental delivery.

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 14:29

Wednesday 23 June, the EP voted the Dess report on ‘The CAP towards 2020; Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future’. Read the reaction of BirdLife Europe on the European Parliament Dess report.

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