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NABU commemorates extinct species

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 06:55

NABU (BirdLife in Germany), organised a demonstration to send a strong message to the German government and the European Environment Ministers, which were finalising their position for the CBD COP10 in Nagoya.

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EU funds help BirdLife Partners to protect our nature

Tue, 12/10/2010 - 08:13

As recently announced, six BirdLife Partners received funding for their LIFE+ Nature & Biodiversity projects to be implemented in the coming years.

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Osprey ringed in Germany found shot in Malta

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 08:39

An Osprey ringed in Germany by NABU (BirdLife Partner) as part of a conservation project was recovered by the ALE and BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) yesterday afternoon, shortly after being illegally shot in the Salina Bird Sanctuary.

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EuroBirdwatch 2010: the wonder of migration

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 09:30

Over the past weekend, almost 60,000 people from 34 European countries enthusiastically took part in EuroBirdwatch 2010.

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BirdLife calls upon the EU to champion biodiversity in Nagoya and at home

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 08:08

BirdLife International handed in to the European Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Janez Potoƒçnik, its “message for Nagoya”.

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Maltese hunters have spoonbills in their sights

Fri, 24/09/2010 - 13:14

Malta has been shamed yet again by its illegal bird hunters who have blasted a number of Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia this week.

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BirdLife Malta Raptor Camp - September 2010 Video

Fri, 17/09/2010 - 08:29

Raphael Vassallo joins BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) and the Campaign Against Bird Slaughter (CBAS) on their Raptor Watch camp in the Maltese countryside, monitoring for illegal hunting and trapping.

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Race against the clock to save Zino’s Petrel

Fri, 10/09/2010 - 07:58

Staff from SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) and the Parque Natural da Madeira – PNM keep working to restore the areas destroyed by the forest fires.

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White-tailed Eagles poisoned in Denmark

Wed, 08/09/2010 - 08:03

For the first time in almost a century a pair of White-tailed Eagles Haliaeetus albicilla bred in the Danish island of Funen, but tragically the birds were found dead at the end of June.

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Following the migration of White Storks

Wed, 01/09/2010 - 08:18

Natuurpunt (BirdLife in Belgium) is tracking migrating White Stork Ciconia ciconia on their route to Spain and West Africa.

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Swift box success at BirdLife's UK office

Mon, 16/08/2010 - 07:34

With swifts on their way back to Africa it was time to open the boxes erected earlier in the year and find out what the birds had been doing...

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Rats, cats, pigs and mice fuelling bird extinction crisis

Tue, 06/07/2010 - 06:00

Put together, the UK’s 16 overseas territories are fifth in the world league table of bird extinctions, with at least ten species from the territories going to oblivion since 1500AD, partially or wholly because of the impact of non-native mammals, such as rats, feral cats, mice and pigs.

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BSPB uses satellite technology to save eagles from extinction

Wed, 30/06/2010 - 09:39

The Bulgarian Society for Protection of Birds (BirdLife Partner) has announced the start of its new campaign for the satellite tracking of Eastern Imperial Eagles.

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BirdLife fears new nuclear plant endangers Finnish birds

Tue, 22/06/2010 - 11:07

A new nuclear energy power station must not be built in the Pyhäjoki region in Finland's northern Ostrobothnia because of the rich bird population in the area, according a statement by BirdLife Suomi (BirdLife in Finland) on Friday.

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It's time to do something about seabird bycatch, says EU Commissioner Damanaki

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 06:58

EU Commissioner Damanaki received representatives of BirdLife International so that they could deliver the pledges of 23,000 citizens, urging the Commission to do something about the by-catch of seabirds in longline operations. "It's time to do something. I'm completely convinced about this", Commissioner Damanaki announced.

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Please help to strengthen bird tourism in Iberia

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 16:01

In 2008, the BirdLife Partners in Spain (SEO/BirdLife) and Portugal (SPEA) started a project to improve ornithological tourism in relation to the Natura 2000 network. The project will focus on Spain and Portugal but will have relevance to the Natura 2000 network as a whole. The BirdLife Secretariat is supporting this project.

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Protecting mainland Europe’s rarest songbird

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 12:35

Government officials from states across Europe and Africa, as well as experts and conservationists, came together in Biebrza National Park, Poland, to discuss the survival of mainland Europe’s rarest songbird, the Vulnerable Aquatic Warbler.

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Natuurpunt: 15 years educating people to love nature

Mon, 17/05/2010 - 06:02

This year “Natuurpunt Educatie”, the education branch of Natuurpunt (BirdLife in Belgium), celebrates its 15th anniversary. The tradition of environmental education in Belgium is much older, however; the institution dealing with these issues which was to merge with Natuurpunt in 2001 was already operating in 1935.

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