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A Tale of Two Treaties

Tue, 27/03/2018
In the United States, one of the world’s most important and influential bird protection laws is under threat – but all is yet not lost. Across the pond, BirdLife mobilised over half a million EU citizens to turn around a similar crisis ­- here’s how we did it.

The spring hunting ban in Kazakhstan: one year on

Mon, 26/03/2018
In early 2017, the government of Kazakhstan introduced a ban on spring hunting. One year on, Danara Zharbolova (ACBK/BirdLife Kazakhstan) reflects on why this decision was – and remains – so important.

Milking the cow: why Dutch dairy is becoming bird-friendly

Mon, 26/03/2018
For the last few years, VBN/BirdLife Netherlands has been working closely with Dutch farmers in the hopes of making the country’s world-famous dairy products as sustainable and nature-friendly as they are tasty. Gerrit Gerritsen tells us more about a most promising start.

Soaring high: safeguarding migratory birds over Turkey

Mon, 19/03/2018
For more than 15 years, our Turkish BirdLife partner Doğa Derneği (DD) has been working to safeguard migratory birds. And now, thanks to £50, 000 of vital funding raised by SPNI (BirdLife Israel), they have been able to greatly step-up their actions.

Nature in the rich man’s world

Thu, 01/03/2018
Ariel Brunner calls for more funding for EU nature conservation in his editorial for the latest issue of the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia newsletter.

The Silence of the Leaders

Thu, 01/03/2018
A ‘Silence of the Lambs’-inspired demonstration organised by BirdLife in Brussels last Friday saw 133 European NGOs demand more money for the EU to protect biodiversity.

Break open the piggy bank & invest in nature!

Tue, 27/02/2018
As Europe’s leaders debate the post-2020 EU budget, Kristina Barnes (NABU/BirdLife Germany) explains why they need to break open the piggy bank and start investing seriously in nature.

CAP 2020 - a poor vintage?

Tue, 27/02/2018
Can the European Commission’s proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reverse the environmental crisis on Europe’s farmland? It all depends on the ability of the EU to hold Member States accountable, argues Harriet Bradley.

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Fri, 23/02/2018
Today's news round-up from Europe & Central Asia features inspiring owls, an update on Bialowieza and a surprise appearance in Brussels by Hannibal Lecter...