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Venturing into new territory, Africa and Asia

Wed, 01/07/2015
Newly industrialized nations are catching-up to ‘western’ standards: more money, more cars, more everything. With it comes a growing demand for cement and building materials, so BirdLife / HeidelbergCement have ventured into new partnership grounds...

Bye-bye Latvia, hello there Luxembourg

Tue, 30/06/2015
It’s not targets, graphs or indicators which are at play, but bees, birds and ecosystems. Luxembourg Presidency, this is your chance to set the stage for economic yet sustainable prosperity in Europe.

Troubled waters for our seabirds

Fri, 26/06/2015
Seabirds across Europe are in trouble and lines on maps will not bring them back alone. But effective management of protected areas can give them a fighting chance to claw, peck and soar their way back up the slippery slope…away from extinction.

Natura 2000, a haven for seabirds in simmering seas

Fri, 26/06/2015
Our seas are becoming warmer and acidified, extreme weather events are whipping them into a turbulent frenzy. European seabirds are in trouble, but Natura 2000 may offer a much needed haven to help them cope with this onslaught.

Three blades or none?

Mon, 22/06/2015
Spinning through flying space, three blade wind turbines are good for the climate, but are known to kill birds. A Spanish company may have invented a solution that will hit the market soon...Vortex Bladeless

Planning for our seas

Mon, 22/06/2015
Will H.A. Cole’s vision come true? As we move into a new era, the seas can be planned in a way where marine nature can be safeguarded while supporting economic prosperity.

Keep them circling: a hymn to vulture beauty

Wed, 17/06/2015
Big, bald and ugly, consumers of rotting flesh and bone, it’s not surprising that vultures have long been misunderstood creatures.
The Saiga and other species from the steppes of Kazakhstan

Drawing attention to the plight of the Saiga through school mural painting

Mon, 15/06/2015
Rory McCann's account of working with BirdLife Partner the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) on a community art project showcasing the Saiga antelope and other animals of the steppe lands of Kazakhstan.

All you have to do…is listen to the birds

Mon, 08/06/2015
My name is Patricia Zurita, CEO of BirdLife International. I am an economist (a green one), originally from Ecuador and currently living in Cambridge.