News Europe and Central Asia

Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 15:56

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura 2000 protected area network is about to take a giant leap...

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus

20 Years of EuroBirdwatch breaks participation records!

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 16:13

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, more than 19,000 adults and children took part in birdwatching events organised in 30 Eurasian...

Europe and Central Asia

20 Years of EuroBirdwatch breaks participation records!

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 16:13

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, more than 19,000 adults and children took part in birdwatching events organised in 30 Eurasian...

Europe and Central Asia

Stronger BirdLife Partnership takes action for Mediterranean migrants

Mon, 07/10/2013 - 10:24

A project to develop flyway conservation capacity in the Mediterranean is already delivering results, including a hunting ban at an important stopover site in the Balkans, and progress in two Mediterranean hunting and trapping blackspots.

Europe and Central Asia Capacity Development

Co-founder of SEO/BirdLife and saviour of Doñana dies aged 89

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 12:44

Mauricio González-Gordon Díez, a key figure in nature conservation in Spain and Europe, has died aged 89. (SEO/BirdLife)

Europe and Central Asia Spain Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

New EU Forest Strategy: good intentions but few teeth

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 14:38

In September, the European Commission finally published its long-awaited Forest Strategy. The text, which will replace the existing from 2008, presents some good elements aiming to enhance the sustainability of EU forests management but at the same time it lacks proposals for concrete action.

Europe and Central Asia

European Parliament muddles vote on food versus fuel

Tue, 01/10/2013 - 09:08

On 11 September the European Parliament voted on a legislative proposal on biofuels, the liquid fuels produced from biomass that are used in transports. Biofuels are part of the solution to limit CO2 emissions in transports, but they also represent a risk.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

NABU tracks migrating eagles to find trouble spots

Mon, 30/09/2013 - 10:16

Twelve Lesser Spotted Eagles from Germany are carrying extra luggage on their autumn migration to Africa: lightweight GPS transmitters fitted by NABU, the BirdLife Partner in Germany.

Europe and Central Asia Germany Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

2013 Sagres Birdwatching Festival celebrates bird migration

Thu, 19/09/2013 - 12:30

The Sagres Peninsula, which is the only place in Portugal where the autumn migration of soaring birds can be observed, will host the fourth edition of the Birdwatching Festival from 4th to 6th October 2013.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia