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This is why the Gola Rainforest is a true ‘Forest of Hope’

Wed, 09/03/2016
For the first time in West Africa, carbon credits are being used to protect wildlife and habitats.

Shea, shea everywhere, but no insects left to eat

Wed, 09/03/2016
The protection of shea trees in northern Africa against intensive farming is not the win-win situation for birds and people that it may seem.

Africa is leading the way on ending seabird bycatch

Wed, 09/03/2016
But Europe still lags in preventing these accidental deaths. How can it learn from BirdLife’s Albatross Task Force?

Turkey needs your help to create its first breeding bird atlas

Wed, 17/02/2016
This will be the first comprehensive survey of the entire country.

BirdLife Partners join forces to prevent illegal poisoning of wildlife

Tue, 16/02/2016
The European Network against Environmental Crimes, launched by SEO and RSPB, has published an action plan that the European Commission will use to stop illicit killing of birds.

Almost half of all Finnish birds are in danger

Tue, 16/02/2016
Finland's latest Red List assessment paints a worrying picture, especially for wetland species.
How best to protect Hutovo blato wetland, Bosnia & Herzegovina? © D. Kulijer

How can dragonflies help a Balkan country into the European Union?

Mon, 15/02/2016
When you’re a local Balkan civil society organisation trying to protect nature, your country’s political position on the road to EU accession can have a big influence on what protection to aim for.

Pesticides poisoning birds in the Balkans

Thu, 11/02/2016
Serbia's population of White-tailed Eagles are under threat. Lack of awareness, lax law enforcement and an increase in the numbers of a small rodent are to blame.

How eagles went from worshipped ‘kings of the skies’ to victims of rat poison

Wed, 10/02/2016
Ancient mythology, religion and folklore equated eagles with royalty and the Gods. You would not know it from the state of the birds today.