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The Way Forward

Wed, 22/03/2017
As we celebrate the 60th year of European unity, the director of LIPU (BirdLife Italy contemplates what the European project means for nature, birds and people.
Portugal © Paulo Santos

237 NGOs join the call for the Europe We Want

Tue, 21/03/2017
European civil society organisations have appealed to EU leaders to show courage in leading the transition to a just, sustainable, democratic and inclusive Europe.

Discovery! New plant species in Romania

Tue, 21/03/2017
Introducing Ferula mikraskythiana (Apiaceae), a whole new species of flowering plant recently discovered in Romania.

Why do birds sing?

Fri, 03/03/2017
Trills and chirps, songs of love and warning shrieks, whistles through the wind in mid-flight – but why do birds sing? We decode the secret language of birds.

Help us tackle illegal killing of migratory birds in Turkey!

Wed, 01/03/2017
Large numbers of migratory birds are killed illegally every year and face major threats such as electrocution, poisoning and collision with powerlines.
Common Barn Owl © Shutterstock

British Barn Owls still struggling to adapt to modern life

Wed, 22/02/2017
Despite a recent stabilisation of numbers, the most recent survey indicates that the factors that wiped out 70% of Barn Owls in the UK still impact the species today.
Poppies © Ariel Brunner

Where have all the flowers gone?

Mon, 13/02/2017
Read the editorial of February's edition of the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia newsletter here!

€U Are What You Eat

Mon, 13/02/2017
The European Commission has launched a Public Consultation on the future of the CAP. This is the chance of a lifetime to fix our broken food & farming system.

The Vanishing: Europe’s farmland birds

Sun, 12/02/2017
The Head of Conservation for BirdLife Europe & Central Asia explains how intensive agriculture has made farmland birds one of the most threatened bird groups in Europe.