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Britain’s nature networks provide hope for birds threatened by climate change

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 13:00

New research provides strong evidence that internationally important British bird populations are being affected by climate change, which will threaten their long-term...

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Wind farms: new report provides latest know-how on reducing environmental impact

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:14

A BirdLife report endorsed on the 6 th of December at the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention presents the most up-to-date...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

USPB reaches new stage of steppe restoration project

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 16:04

The Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB; BirdLife in Ukraine), as part of its “Steppe Biodiversity” project with EU financing...

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BirdLife experts and marine stakeholders collaborate to define how to better protect oceans

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 13:50

The transnational project FAME (Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment) is coordinated by BirdLife and aims to research, identify and protect important...

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BirdLife’s Business & Biodiversity event showcases valuable corporate partnerships

Fri, 22/11/2013 - 12:10

BirdLife Europe’s annual Business & Biodiversity event has been the starting point for many fruitful relationships with the corporate world . It...

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Putting Action Plans in place to eradicate wildlife poisoning

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 08:37

According to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, in a period of 10 years (2000-2010), over 6,500 birds have been...

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Alpine farmers supporting biodiversity recovery

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 16:03

The opportunities that the EU rural development policy offers for biodiversity conservation were discussed at a recent conference in Turin, Italy. The...

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NABU pushes for better air quality in European port cities

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 16:11

In Europe, an average of 500 people dies prematurely from air pollution every year. Several measures have been taken to regulate and...

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American experts alert EU politicians of bioenergy policy risks

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 16:08

In November BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) hosted Dogwood Alliance, an American NGO and Greenpeace Canada in Brussels. The...

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European Parliament takes a leap to halt subsidizing overfishing

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 15:52

In October the European Parliament gave a massive boost to the future of Europe’s fisheries by voting against public funding being used...

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Spanish government opens for increased marine protection

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 15:48

In October the Spanish government opened a public consultation process for the designation of a network of marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs)...

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Bulgaria brought to Court over failure to protect key sites for biodiversity

Mon, 18/11/2013 - 15:37

In October the European Commission referred the Bulgarian government to the European Court of Justice due to failures to protect internationally important...

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How connected to nature are you?

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 16:17

Jumping into big messy piles of yellow-orange leaves. Climbing trees with spongy moss-covered bark. Discovering insects under logs. Splashing in puddles. Listening...

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Mediterranean IBA tourism app goes interactive

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 15:56

BirdLife’s EU-funded project to promote sustainable birdwatching tourism in the Natura 2000 protected area network is about to take a giant leap...

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20 Years of EuroBirdwatch breaks participation records!

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 16:13

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, more than 19,000 adults and children took part in birdwatching events organised in 30 Eurasian...

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20 Years of EuroBirdwatch breaks participation records!

Tue, 08/10/2013 - 16:13

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October, more than 19,000 adults and children took part in birdwatching events organised in 30 Eurasian...

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Stronger BirdLife Partnership takes action for Mediterranean migrants

Mon, 07/10/2013 - 10:24

A project to develop flyway conservation capacity in the Mediterranean is already delivering results, including a hunting ban at an important stopover site in the Balkans, and progress in two Mediterranean hunting and trapping blackspots.

Europe and Central Asia Capacity Development

Co-founder of SEO/BirdLife and saviour of Doñana dies aged 89

Wed, 02/10/2013 - 12:44

Mauricio González-Gordon Díez, a key figure in nature conservation in Spain and Europe, has died aged 89. (SEO/BirdLife)

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