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Doñana after the mining spill © SEO/BirdLife

Remembering Aznacóllar: 20 years after the mining disaster

Fri, 27/04/2018
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Aznalcóllar disaster in Spain, when the dumping of toxic sludge from a mining raft reached Doñana National Park, thereby threatening one of the most important biodiversity areas in all of Europe.

Black-tailed Godwit flying high in Utrecht

Sat, 21/04/2018
Sustainable grassland management, as the result of cooperation between nature conservationists and farmers in the Eempolder Nature Reserve in the Netherlands, has brought good news for Black-tailed Godwits and breeding waders.

Crunch time for saving environment on farmland

Wed, 18/04/2018
As the debate on the next EU budget draws to a close, will Budget Commissioner Oettinger dedicate enough to the environment and climate in the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to avert disaster?

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

Fri, 30/03/2018
Of the 25 projects shortlisted for the coveted European Citizens Award – voted by the public – 8 projects involve the work of our BirdLife partners in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Spain and the UK.

'Spring Alive' casts its spell with real magic

Fri, 30/03/2018
Spring has officially sprung and so has Spring Alive – BirdLife International’s annual campaign to introduce children across Europe, Central Asia and Africa to the joys of spring and the wonder that is nature.

A cold spring

Fri, 30/03/2018
Angelo Caserta, Director of BirdLife Europe Central Asia, celebrates the first green shoots of spring in the editorial of the latest issue of the BirdLife ECA newsletter.

A Tale of Two Treaties

Tue, 27/03/2018
In the United States, one of the world’s most important and influential bird protection laws is under threat – but all is yet not lost. Across the pond, BirdLife mobilised over half a million EU citizens to turn around a similar crisis ­- here’s how we did it.

The spring hunting ban in Kazakhstan: one year on

Mon, 26/03/2018
In early 2017, the government of Kazakhstan introduced a ban on spring hunting. One year on, Danara Zharbolova (ACBK/BirdLife Kazakhstan) reflects on why this decision was – and remains – so important.

Milking the cow: why Dutch dairy is becoming bird-friendly

Mon, 26/03/2018
For the last few years, VBN/BirdLife Netherlands has been working closely with Dutch farmers in the hopes of making the country’s world-famous dairy products as sustainable and nature-friendly as they are tasty. Gerrit Gerritsen tells us more about a most promising start.