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Failure to ban toxic ammunition putting bird lives at risk

Thu, 04/02/2016 - 14:15

The European Commission has announced it will continue allowing the use of lead in ammunition, despite the chemical being responsible for thousands of bird deaths.

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CZIP team monitoring illegal hunting at Ulcinj Salina. Photo: CZIP

Rock Partridge hunting in Montenegro banned for three years

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:00

CZIP (BirdLife in Montenegro) has secured a three-year moratorium against the illegal hunting, killing and smuggling of Rock Partridge - a great turnaround, from a country where the last official hunting quota was more than the actual number of the birds present in the country...

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European Parliament Votes for Nature

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:30

The European Parliament’s stood up to defend key EU nature laws in a vote at its plenary session in Strasbourg.

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Windfarms on protected areas in Kaliakra, Bulgaria - Photo © RSPB images

Bulgarian government condemned by Court for failing nature

Thu, 14/01/2016 - 12:00

The country's failure to properly protect a Natura 2000 site on the Kaliakra cape is coming in for criticism from judges at the European Court of Justice, the court of the EU.

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Big on big things?

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 09:59

In 2015, we set criteria to test the EU’s commitment to sustainable development and addressing the environmental crisis. How did the Commission perform?

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Shifting into higher gear against illegal bird killing

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 14:39

How BirdLife is using a 'race' (among other things) to stop the illicit slaughter of millions of birds in the Mediterranean.

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What's next for EU biodiversity?

Mon, 11/01/2016 - 11:17

Juncker’s long “to-do-list” to save Europe’s nature.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture