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Common Snipe breeds in Belarus © KOO

Belarus to restore over 1000 hectares of peatland

Mon, 05/12/2016
APB BirdLife Belarus is recovering invaluable habitat for raptors, owls and woodpeckers in Białowieża Forest National Park.

Birds and Beyond – Special Protection Areas in the EU

Fri, 02/12/2016
The EU’s Birds Directive does, in fact, do far more than just protect birds – as it turns out, one small step for birds, is a giant leap for animal-kind more-broadly!

Justice for Dutch farmland birds

Tue, 08/11/2016
Today, VBN (BirdLife in the Netherlands) filed a formal complaint to the European Commission against the Dutch government for persistent breaches of the Birds Directive.

OSPAR Wild - Protecting the Amazon of the Atlantic

Wed, 02/11/2016
Following rigorous and highly innovative scientific analysis, BirdLife has submitted a landmark proposal to OSPAR for a high seas Marine Protected Area (MPA)...

Bioenergy: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Wed, 02/11/2016
Amid growing speculation that the EU will publish its much-anticipated Renewable Energy Package at the end of this month, Sini Eräjää dispels the myth that....

5.8 million and counting – EuroBirdwatch 2016

Wed, 02/11/2016
40 partner organisations, 1,070 events, 24,115 people and 5.8 million birds – welcome to EuroBirdwatch 2016.

Salt Pan success for BirdLife Malta!

Mon, 31/10/2016
Nathaniel Attard celebrates a historic agreement with the Maltese government which sees BirdLife Malta entrusted with its fourth national land management project...

Visiting Europe’s ‘Vulture Kingdom’ – welcome to Monfragüe National Park

Fri, 28/10/2016
Sometimes, I’m very lucky. As a biologist who has gradually migrated from the often harsh, yet beautiful, conditions of fieldwork to the (even tougher!) environment of

The Promised Land – sustainable agriculture & the EU climate package

Fri, 28/10/2016
Sam Lee-Gammage, Senior Policy Officer with the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), explains why the EU must ‘lead us to the promised land’ – a sustainable food & farming future