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Transnational conservation in Turkey could save six threatened bird species

Tue, 31/05/2016
The project by BirdLife partners in Turkey, Bulgaria and Hungary is meant to protect species in the Anatolian steppes.

A Tribute to Professor Ilkka Hanski, one of the world’s top ecologists and evolutionary biologists

Mon, 23/05/2016

Professor Ilkka Hanski born 1953 in Lempäälä, Finland, passed away on Tuesday morning,

Celebrating the day of 27,000 protected areas

Fri, 20/05/2016
The Natura 2000 network is vital to protecting Europe's most endangered species and habitats. Here's why.

New colony of Dalmatian Pelicans established in Bulgaria

Fri, 20/05/2016
The second nesting area for the globally threatened species in their native Bulgaria has been 60 years in the making.

New study confirms EU nature laws’ effectiveness

Thu, 19/05/2016
Will it nudge the European Commission to release the results of the 'fitness check' of the Directives and declare them 'fit for purpose'?

Alexander Rukhaia wins Whitley Award for protecting birds of prey

Wed, 18/05/2016
The founder and director of the Society for Nature Conservation in Georgia (SABUKO) is the first person from the country to win the £35,000 in funding.

More than 11,000 ‘Nature Alert’ citizens call on EU to improve nature laws implementation

Wed, 18/05/2016
The time for waiting is over, people throughout Europe are ‘Nature Alert’ and are calling for action to protect and better implement the EU’s nature laws.

Turkey's Alakır Valley saved from 'damming' development?

Wed, 18/05/2016
With the courts on the side of nature, the government must now act to preserve this endangered habitat.

What's next in BirdLife's campaign to protect EU nature laws?

Tue, 03/05/2016
From research and a social media onslaught to national events by our Partners, we're doing it all.