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Sustainable fisheries and imaginative loopholes

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:45

European seas are in the brink of collapse. Despite the improved Common Fisheries Policy, several forces out there are determined to scupper...

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

The EU Biodiversity Strategy in 2015 – making up the balance

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:28

Actions are needed to improve implementation of existing EU environmental legislation. President Juncker and Vice President Timmermans have stated this was their...

Europe and Central Asia

The Birds and Habitats Directives: reviewing or butchering?

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:25

The Fitness Check will be the moment when the enemies of nature conservation will wake up and will seek to weaken the...

Europe and Central Asia

The last chance saloon Commission?

Thu, 22/01/2015 - 08:44

Europe is in the grip of an economic, environmental and social crisis that in some countries is reaching dangerous levels, with politicians...

Europe and Central Asia

Tracing the Route of a 'wild' Silk Road in the Caucasus

Wed, 14/01/2015 - 10:03

The ancient Silk Road, famous primarily as a trade route, was also an important transmitter of culture and historical legacies between Asia...

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Bulgaria supports rewilding of Rhodope Mountains

Mon, 12/01/2015 - 17:02

The Rhodope Mountains, located southeast of Bulgaria’s capital Sofia, comprise a beautiful and wide mountain range known locally as the Mountains of...

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria

New project to repair and protect the Berlengas archipelago’s rich ecosystem

Fri, 09/01/2015 - 17:08

Only 30 people live in the Berlengas archipelago off the Portuguese coast, yet there is a lot of activity to report from...

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

Champions of the Flyway 2014 race helps mobilise falconers to save migratory raptors in Georgia

Tue, 06/01/2015 - 10:15

On 1st April 2014, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), BirdLife Partner in this Israel, gave its Georgian...

Europe and Central Asia Georgia Local Empowerment - Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife and HeidelbergCement celebrate three years of fruitful collaboration

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 13:01

It has been three years since BirdLife initiated its collaboration with one of the world’s largest building materials producers, HeidelbergCement . By...

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Better days for European Rollers in Serbia

Wed, 17/12/2014 - 10:10

European Roller is a modern symbol of nature conservation in Serbia. In the first half of the 20 th century, the species...

Europe and Central Asia Serbia Birds in Europe

European Medicines Agency asks the European Commission to address vulture-killing drug

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 16:08

This announcement is the first step in banning the use of veterinary diclofenac in Europe

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions

The wrong path

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:13

Fifteen years ago President Clinton deregulated the financial sector. Eight years later, the banking sector collapsed, sending the world into recession. Today,...

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Would you like some seabird with that fish?

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:36

Seabirds dive for food in the very same places targeted by commercial fishing vessels and often end up drowning while being caught...

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

EU Climate Policy: why it will not work

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 13:53

After long hours of debating, negotiating and compromising, on 23 October, EU Prime Ministers agreed on the headline targets for EU’s fight...

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“Extractive activities and biodiversity can go hand in hand”

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:41

An interview with Richard Grimmett, Director for Conservation at BirdLife International and Jury member for the 2014 edition of HeidelbergCement Quarry Life...

Europe and Central Asia

Eco-restore blog: the new place to read and exchange about ecological restoration

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 08:57

Despite the work of conservation organisations new pieces of nature get destroyed every day and their value for wildlife is lost. The...

Europe and Central Asia

Say NO to birds in a cage and on a plate

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 12:09

BirdLife Partner SPEA launches a new campaign to stop the illegal capture and sale of birds in Portugal. Are you aware that...

Europe and Central Asia Portugal

Beautiful bird paradise in Armenia at risk after misuse of water resources

Wed, 26/11/2014 - 08:54

Imagine a place where the Armenian, Turkish, Iranian and Azerbaijani borders converge on the banks of the Araks River , a place...

Europe and Central Asia Armenia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia