News Europe and Central Asia

Together, forward

Wed, 07/10/2015
Regional director of BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, Angelo Caserta, tells us what the BirdLife Partnership will be focussing on next to protect birds and the environment.

The numbers are in for Euro Birdwatch 2015

Tue, 06/10/2015
The staggering count of migratory birds from this year's birdwatching festival, plus its rare species sightings.

Rehabilitating disused old mines into havens of nature

Fri, 02/10/2015
The TESSA toolkit analyses benefits of different land uses to nature and the local community so decision-makers can pick the best one. It's being used to promote turning disused EU quarries into public parks and nature reserves.
Intensive agriculture, Denmark

EU admits failing its own targets for protecting nature

Fri, 02/10/2015
The mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 has today been published by the European Commission – and it shows only limited progress has been made on many of the key targets set at the start of this decade, with a complete failure to address unsustainable agriculture.

How Belgium is using the internet to find and get rid of invasive alien species

Fri, 02/10/2015
A great example of combining citizen science with on-the-ground action.

Gran Sol may have 'plenty of fish in the sea', but its seabirds are declining

Thu, 01/10/2015
The area hosts about 50 fishing boats, so seabird bycatch is a worrying problem. Can SEO/BirdLife in Spain and BirdLife's Seabird Task Force find a solution?

How the fishing sector and environmental NGOs work together

Tue, 29/09/2015
The RSPB's Euan Dunn explains how it all began 20 years ago, when fishing became about more than just the fish.

The EU is developing an all-round strategy to protect African wildlife

Tue, 29/09/2015
'Larger than elephants' aims to tackle illegal killing and trade, habitat loss and extinctions of animals and birds, as well as another problem that has been flying under the radar.

The Wadden Sea is in danger, says first-ever migration report of whole East Atlantic Flyway

Mon, 28/09/2015
This Natura 2000 and UNESCO World Heritage Site is used by 12 million migratory birds every year, but unlike the other birds that use the flyway, their numbers are dropping.