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Dove Step

Fri, 03/02/2017
Miguel López (SEO-BirdLife) tells us how one man’s determined mission to save the Turtle Dove is taking him on an epic hike across Europe.
Beautiful Kingfisher graffiti are decorating Valozhyn, Belarus © Y. Lisitsa

Why is this Belarusian town covered in kingfishers?

Thu, 02/02/2017
A successful project by APB (BirdLife Belarus) aims to engage people to love nature by electing birds that will represent their districts.

No Moules-Frites for French Gulls

Thu, 02/02/2017
Laureline Chassaing & Pauline Loubat from LPO tell us about their efforts to help mussel farmers protect their stocks from hungry gulls on the island of Olèron

Mute Swans make the Maltese headlines

Wed, 01/02/2017
Jessica Irwin fills us in on the latest ‘celebrity’ sensation to grip Malta – a flock of Mute Swans that have sought refuge from the recent cold snap.

Birdwatchers of the UK and BENELUX, grab your binoculars!

Thu, 26/01/2017
On the next two weekends (28-29 January and 4-5 February 2017), take part in the world's largest wildlife survey, the Big Garden Birdwatch!

Saving the Egyptian Vulture – Have your say!

Tue, 24/01/2017
As part of the EU LIFE+ project ‘The Return of the Neophron’, a public consultation exercise on its plan to save the Egyptian Vulture has just been launched.

Emergency Appeal: Cold front hits waterbirds hard

Tue, 24/01/2017
Support the emergency measures to protect waterbirds caught up in snow storms & extreme low temperatures in South-eastern Europe – please donate to the Waterbird Fund.

Berlin - Painting the town green!

Fri, 20/01/2017
It is more important than ever to tell the European Commission that we are ‘fed up’ with our broken food and farming system, and that we are hungry for change.
Common Coots have been badly affected by the spill © Doğa Derneği

Major oil spill in Turkey; emergency teams deployed [PHOTOS]

Thu, 19/01/2017
A major oil spill is affecting coastal areas in western Turkey. Doğa Derneği (Birdlife Turkey) has deployed an emergency team of volunteers to help oiled wildlife.