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Victory for Montenegro’s bird paradise!

Sat, 06/07/2019
Ulcinj Salina has been declared a national protected area! For the past 15 years, our Montenegrin partner CZIP has fought tirelessly to block a controversial building development poised to destroy one of Europe’s most important migratory bird sites.

Flying into the face of danger

Wed, 12/06/2019
Shooting, trapping, poisoning – an average of 24 million birds are illegally slaughtered in the Mediterranean each year as they attempt their perilous migratory journey between Africa and Europe.

HeidelbergCement on track to meet ambitious CO2 targets

Fri, 17/05/2019

We note with pleasure that just this week our partner in protecting biodiversity,

The battle for the EU’s soul is also a fight for a liveable planet. And we need YOU to fight it.

Wed, 15/05/2019
The countdown to the European Elections 2019 has started! Our Head of Policy, Ariel Brunner makes a heartfelt call for citizens to vote for nature.

#IvoteNature: European Elections 2019

Wed, 15/05/2019
BirdLife Europe and LUSH Cosmetics have teamed up to call on citizens across the EU to ‘VOTE FOR NATURE’ in the European Elections, 23-26 May 2019.

Symbols of love and fidelity brought down by illegal killing

Mon, 15/04/2019
The European Turtle-dove’s population is dropping fast, in large part due to illegal killing. But our partners are working to reverse that trend.

Anti-poaching camps give honey-buzzard sweet taste of success

Mon, 08/04/2019
The European Honey-buzzard is fearless in the face of stinging wasps and hornets - but it has no defence against illegal shooting for sport. In Italy, “anti-poaching camps” sparked an extremely successful movement which has saved thousands of honey-buzzards.
The Eastern Imperial Eagle is classed as Vulnerable on the Red List of threatened species © BirdLife Europe

A mighty predator made helpless at the hands of humans

Fri, 05/04/2019
The eagle is a long-standing symbol of strength and glory, but though triumphant within the animal kingdom, the predator becomes the prey when the Eastern Imperial Eagle is confronted with human persecution. Can we restore one of Europe’s rarest raptors?