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Exotic plants, invasive rats, and fishnets

Fri, 03/07/2015 - 15:21

Invasive rats and cats eating seabird eggs and chicks, accidental entanglement in fish gear, exotic plants changing island ecology…just some of the things SPEA (BirdLife Portugal) has been battling to try and save seabirds.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Venturing into new territory, Africa and Asia

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:54

Newly industrialized nations are catching-up to ‘western’ standards: more money, more cars, more everything. With it comes a growing demand for cement and building materials, so BirdLife / HeidelbergCement have ventured into new partnership grounds...

Europe and Central Asia Ghana

Bye-bye Latvia, hello there Luxembourg

Tue, 30/06/2015 - 14:06

It’s not targets, graphs or indicators which are at play, but bees, birds and ecosystems. Luxembourg Presidency, this is your chance to set the stage for economic yet sustainable prosperity in Europe.

Europe and Central Asia

Troubled waters for our seabirds

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 16:03

Seabirds across Europe are in trouble and lines on maps will not bring them back alone. But effective management of protected areas can give them a fighting chance to claw, peck and soar their way back up the slippery slope…away from extinction.

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

Natura 2000, a haven for seabirds in simmering seas

Fri, 26/06/2015 - 10:08

Our seas are becoming warmer and acidified, extreme weather events are whipping them into a turbulent frenzy. European seabirds are in trouble, but Natura 2000 may offer a much needed haven to help them cope with this onslaught.

Europe and Central Asia

Three blades or none?

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 14:46

Spinning through flying space, three blade wind turbines are good for the climate, but are known to kill birds. A Spanish company may have invented a solution that will hit the market soon...Vortex Bladeless

Europe and Central Asia Spain

Planning for our seas

Mon, 22/06/2015 - 10:39

Will H.A. Cole’s vision come true? As we move into a new era, the seas can be planned in a way where marine nature can be safeguarded while supporting economic prosperity.

Europe and Central Asia

Keep them circling: a hymn to vulture beauty

Wed, 17/06/2015 - 10:52

Big, bald and ugly, consumers of rotting flesh and bone, it’s not surprising that vultures have long been misunderstood creatures.

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

The Saiga and other species from the steppes of Kazakhstan

Drawing attention to the plight of the Saiga through school mural painting

Mon, 15/06/2015 - 12:40

Rory McCann's account of working with BirdLife Partner the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) on a community art project showcasing the Saiga antelope and other animals of the steppe lands of Kazakhstan.

Europe and Central Asia Kazakhstan Local Empowerment