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From reducing bycatch to protection beyond borders: our 2016 marine objectives

Mon, 11/01/2016
More protected areas and management plans are needed to save seabirds.

Designing Europe's energy system of the future

Fri, 08/01/2016
2015 has left us waiting for a vision on how Europe will cut emissions, improve energy efficiency and increase renewable energy in the next decade. Will 2016 deliver?
A Griffon Vulture. Photo: Carles Carboneras

Saving the world’s vultures

Fri, 08/01/2016
Let's start with getting veterinary diclofenac banned in Europe.
On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Turtle-dove is the UK's fastest-declining bird, now Vulnerable, and needs support from projects like this. Photo: Andy Hay

Second day of Christmas brings Turtle-doves to CEMEX quarries in the UK

Tue, 22/12/2015
We are delighted to report that Turtle-doves have been found at two quarry projects, including three juveniles, so it is very likely that they were born on a CEMEX site this year thanks to a partnership with CEMEX and the RSPB.

The European Commission has been alerted. Now for the hard part

Thu, 17/12/2015
...making sure it listens and protects our nature laws.

A real European union emerges to back nature

Wed, 16/12/2015
Environment Ministers from EU member countries have backed the Nature Directives in the face of a European Commission 'Fitness Check' process.

Digging deep to find biodiversity

Tue, 15/12/2015
Ecological restoration of quarries is providing new habitat for numerous plant and animal species.

The year BirdLife turned 'vulture vigilante'

Tue, 15/12/2015
99% of South Asian vultures are declining, and Europe is not far behind at 75%. What is BirdLife doing to save them?

How BirdLife uncovered the Mediterranean bird slaughter

Tue, 15/12/2015
We finally know the extent of the illegal killing of millions that has gone on for decades.