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How local communities can save endangered birds and habitats

Tue, 03/05/2016
How does a national conservation organisation with just one office protect wetlands all over the country?

The Polish government wants to cut down this millenia-old forest

Tue, 03/05/2016
Authorities claim logging is needed to combat a beetle infestation in Białowieża. Can Europe's last primeval woods be saved?

Spring: the time for breeding or the time for logging?

Mon, 02/05/2016
A cursory reading of statistics may make it seem like species have not been affected by the chopping of trees while they breed. But the birds are not alright.

One planet, hundreds of threatened habitats

Mon, 02/05/2016
Even though almost 60% of all important bird habitats in the EU and Central Asia are protected by law, many of them are still threatened by development pressures.

First national assessment of Danish protected habitats shows half are under threat

Mon, 02/05/2016
The good news: 115 of the 130 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) in the country have been designated as protected by the government.

Running against the clock to save Europe’s most threatened seabird

Mon, 02/05/2016
The Critically Endangered Balearic Shearwater could go extinct in a few decades if current threats go unchecked.

Veterinary drug could cause major drop in vulture numbers in Spain, new study confirms

Mon, 25/04/2016
Scientists and NGOs are calling for a ban on veterinary diclofenac after finding it could kill as many as 6,000 vultures per year in Spain, home to 95% of the Griffon Vulture population.

Preserving the Batumi bottleneck

Tue, 12/04/2016
Every year, over a million migratory birds fly through a 10-km wide corridor in Georgia on their way to their wintering grounds. They are under threat from illegal killing and infrastructure development.