News Europe and Central Asia

Co-operation key for reversing biodiversity declines

Fri, 09/10/2015 - 14:16

Protecting and restoring nature in the European Union is incredibly important, but how do we stop declines in biodiversity? With the European Commission’s publication of a mid-term report on the Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 last week came confirmation that the situation remains hugely concerning.

Europe and Central Asia

New protected areas announced for seabirds in Portugal

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 13:43

The designation of two new Special Protection Areas in Portugal has been approved by the country’s government, according to BirdLife’s Portuguese Partner SPEA.

Europe and Central Asia Portugal Seabirds and Marine

From casual birdwatching to bird monitoring and conservation

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 13:15

BirdLife in Macedonia used the recently-concluded Euro Birdwatch to help in creating the next generation of local conservationists. Here's how.

Europe and Central Asia Macedonia Capacity Development - Europe and Central Asia

Together, forward

Wed, 07/10/2015 - 15:26

Regional director of BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, Angelo Caserta, tells us what the BirdLife Partnership will be focussing on next to protect birds and the environment.

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The numbers are in for Euro Birdwatch 2015

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 14:48

The staggering count of migratory birds from this year's birdwatching festival, plus its rare species sightings.

Europe and Central Asia Migratory Birds and Flyways - Europe and Central Asia

Rehabilitating disused old mines into havens of nature

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 16:50

The TESSA toolkit analyses benefits of different land uses to nature and the local community so decision-makers can pick the best one. It's being used to promote turning disused EU quarries into public parks and nature reserves.

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Intensive agriculture, Denmark

EU admits failing its own targets for protecting nature

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 11:45

The mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 has today been published by the European Commission – and it shows only limited progress has been made on many of the key targets set at the start of this decade, with a complete failure to address unsustainable agriculture.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Gran Sol may have 'plenty of fish in the sea', but its seabirds are declining

Thu, 01/10/2015 - 09:48

The area hosts about 50 fishing boats, so seabird bycatch is a worrying problem. Can SEO/BirdLife in Spain and BirdLife's Seabird Task Force find a solution?

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