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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.

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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.

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All you have to do…is listen to the birds

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 15:48

My name is Patricia Zurita, CEO of BirdLife International. I am an economist (a green one), originally from Ecuador and currently living in Cambridge.

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"Juncker will soon abandon this course", says Stanley Johnson

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 15:45

“Messing with the Nature Directives is unnecessary and dangerous. Juncker will soon abandon this course”: Stanley Johnson interviewed.

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Europe's most ambitious conservation project

Mon, 08/06/2015 - 15:37

Crops and barren fields, alien invaders, and illegal killing have had a terrible impact on populations of Europe’s native bird species. So great, that nearly 13% are threatened with extinction. But the LIFE Euro SAP project, will soon help...

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What is the solution for financing biodiversity?

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 19:30

The current approach for funding nature has failed entirely and is one of the main reasons that the biodiversity crisis in Europe remains. A new way forward is urgently needed.

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Traveling through time, with and without, the Nature Directives

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 18:52

Birds shot from August to May, wolves and goshawks considered vermin and exterminated without a second thought. Insects, frogs and turtles ignored. Just 5% of Europe’s landscape protected… welcome to Europe. Before the Nature Directives.

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That graveyard for birds, the Mediterranean Sea

Fri, 05/06/2015 - 18:29

The Leaving is Living campaign awards enforcement agencies for fighting the illegal killing of birds in the Mediterranean. NGOs working side by side with police, responsible hunters and volunteers are making a difference...

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The European Red List of Birds is here

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 09:19

We have a few theories why the Dodo went extinct by 1700 on the island of Mauritius. Predation, habitat loss and invasive species were just too much for this friendly flightless creature.

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