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Human use of the sea from here to 2020

Tue, 06/09/2016

European seas have, over the years, been tragically misused by humans.

Holding on to the EU’s climate ambition?

Tue, 06/09/2016
Fighting climate change is the perfect example of a global challenge that requires cross-border action. Most EU citizens see climate change as a serious problem and believe that governments and businesses are responsible for tackling it.

It's autumn, free the Nature Directives!

Thu, 01/09/2016

It’s “back to school” for the European Commission after the summer break and one of the

Sary-Chelek Lake in the Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Nature Reserve. Photo: Ushakov V.

Western Tien-Shan declared World Heritage Site

Wed, 03/08/2016
After several years of collaborative work with regional governments and environmental experts and NGOs, the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK), BirdLife’s partner in Kazakhstan, is proud to announce that Western Tien-Shan was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List!
Young volunteers learn about bird migration. Photo by the Macedonian Ecological Society.

Learn by Doing: Young Volunteers in Macedonia Monitor Bird Migration

Tue, 02/08/2016
How small sums of money can generate big knowledge for conservation: Local Macedonian conservation groups received capacity development micro-grants to train students and volunteers to monitor migratory stop-over sites and raise awareness about migratory birds

Sustainability prize for BirdLife Austria & REWE

Wed, 27/07/2016
BirdLife Austria and REWE International AG have received the TRIGOS award (an Austrian prize for corporate social responsibility) for the most sustainable national partnership.

Cory's shearwater nest: livestream from the Berlengas archipelago

Mon, 25/07/2016
Since last week, it is possible to follow the daily activities of a Cory's shearwater family live on the internet.

Lead: bad for birds and people

Fri, 22/07/2016
The metal is clearly lethal to all living things. The EU has moved to protect people; will it do anything to stop lead poisoning in birds?

Half a century on, Glossy Ibis returns to Serbian wetlands

Fri, 15/07/2016
Extensive habitat restoration over decades pays off.