News Europe and Central Asia

'Slipgate': The Naked Truth

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 12:27

LPO/BirdLife France volunteers and journalists were physically assaulted by a man with a shovel after they attempted to remove illegal poaching traps in a village in south-east France.

Europe and Central Asia France

Fool Me Once… - Calls on the EU to act in wake of VW Dieselgate Scandal

Fri, 06/11/2015 - 15:30

Following the Dieselgate scandal, which saw Volkswagen caught cheating emissions tests, there has been much discussion over how this was allowed to occur and how to prevent it from happening again in the future.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

Climate change's double whammy: Why we should be more worried about our oceans

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 09:20

Storms and rising sea levels are only the tip of the iceberg.

Europe and Central Asia Marine

Climate cheese: Menu changes to fight global warming

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 15:45

Anywhere from 14-50% of greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, but its decarbonisation is not on the EU agenda. Here's why and what needs to be done.

Europe and Central Asia Ireland Advocating for sustainable agriculture

SEO/BirdLife Executive Director Asunción Ruíz receiving the award © SEO/BirdLife

BirdLife Spain receives top European award

Wed, 04/11/2015 - 14:48

Campo de Montiel, a Natura 2000 site in the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha, has today played host to a celebration of the Natura 2000 Awards, which has been jointly presented to SEO/BirdLife, Agencia EFE and BirdLife Europe as a result of their campaign ‘‘Natura 2000 Day’’.

Europe and Central Asia Spain

BirdLife in France to publish atlas of 357 species of French birds

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 14:49

The atlas was developed after six years of research and includes 1.500 maps and 700 photographs over two volumes.

Europe and Central Asia France

The European Parliament chamber in Brussels

Now Euro MPs join fight to protect nature laws

Thu, 29/10/2015 - 11:41

Another piece of good news today in the campaign to protect Europe’s key nature laws, the Birds and Habitats Directives.

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

Eurasian Oystercatcher - Photo: © Zhang Ming

Red List reveals Europe’s farmland wading birds in crisis

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 15:42

The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is out – and it’s sounding alarm bells for some of Europe’s most charismatic and cherished shorebirds.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions

Major EU countries join fight to protect European Nature Laws

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 13:30

Key European nature laws have just been given a massive boost as a number of major EU countries, led by Germany, call for them to be protected.

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