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Protecting the Mediterranean’s migratory birds

Thu, 27/08/2015
Read why people and organisations are fighting for the flyways and the reason their work is necessary.

Extent of illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean revealed in BirdLife report

Fri, 21/08/2015
We've uncovered the shocking numbers of birds illegally shot, trapped or glued in these European and African countries.

How tracking one turtle dove could help save its whole species

Wed, 05/08/2015
The population of the turtle dove has plummeted by 77% across Europe since 1980. 'Titan', the RSPB's tracker-fitted bird, gives us clues on how we can protect this vulnerable species.

Saving the Egyptian Vulture: Mission still possible

Tue, 04/08/2015
The species population in Europe has declined by more than half in the last few decades. Can a Life project and BirdLife campaign save it?

Scientists prove EU bird laws save threatened species

Mon, 27/07/2015
But there are some avian populations that continue to decline despite protection measures. Here's why.

Reversing the tide on marine litter

Thu, 16/07/2015
Marine litter is becoming more common than sand at the beach and it’s threatening the lives of seabirds. In Germany, some useful actions are being taken to combat the issue.
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock © Maxime Dechelle

Protecting birds in ‘tropical’ Europe

Mon, 13/07/2015
The EU’s environment laws do not extend to its Member States’ overseas entities. This leaves it up to NGOs to save their globally threatened endemic species.
10 reasons to get your children out to a Spring Alive event. Photo: Kamila Nienałtowska

10 reasons for your child to celebrate spring with Spring Alive

Mon, 13/07/2015
It is Spring Alive’s anniversary, so we celebrate 10 big years of this amazing movement by giving 10 big reasons to celebrate the arrival of spring with migratory birds.
Steller's Eider caught in a gillnet off Estonia. Photo: Markus Vetemaa

Great news for Pacific seabirds and marine mammals as Russia bans driftnet fishery

Tue, 07/07/2015
This is great news for a region which BirdLife recently highlighted as killing an estimated 140,000 seabirds each year. However, bycatch in gillnet fisheries is a huge global problem that we are not shying away from. Read on to find out more about this problem and how we are solving it.