News Europe and Central Asia

How the fishing sector and environmental NGOs work together

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 15:18

The RSPB's Euan Dunn explains how it all began 20 years ago, when fishing became about more than just the fish.

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine

The EU is developing an all-round strategy to protect African wildlife

Tue, 29/09/2015 - 12:50

'Larger than elephants' aims to tackle illegal killing and trade, habitat loss and extinctions of animals and birds, as well as another problem that has been flying under the radar.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Africa

The Wadden Sea is in danger, says first-ever migration report of whole East Atlantic Flyway

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 13:57

This Natura 2000 and UNESCO World Heritage Site is used by 12 million migratory birds every year, but unlike the other birds that use the flyway, their numbers are dropping.

Europe and Central Asia Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) - Europe and Central Asia

Will the EU’s new invasive species regulation miss the chance to save billions of euros?

Mon, 28/09/2015 - 13:36

Invasive alien species cause not only bird extinctions, but also economic damage. However, the new regulation may not be up to scratch.

Europe and Central Asia Invasive Alien Species - Europe and Central Asia

Handbook launch shows how nature conservation and energy interests can work together

Wed, 23/09/2015 - 02:00

BirdLife, jointly with its partners in the BESTGRID project, has launched its handbook Protecting Nature in Power Grid Planning.

Europe and Central Asia

Why you should be excited about the 2015 Sagres birdwatching festival

Mon, 14/09/2015 - 13:48

This region of southwest Portugal is a major migratory corridor for millions of birds: A birdwatcher's paradise. But that's not all that's happening there this October.

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

EU adopts BirdLife's classification standard in its updated list of European birds

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 14:29

Here's three reasons why this is important for conservation efforts.

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Wallasea Island Wild Coast project - Photo © Ben Hall / RSPB images

First stage completed of world-class project to help combat climate change

Fri, 11/09/2015 - 02:00

The European Commission and British Government are officially opening Jubilee Marsh on 11 September, marking the completion of the first phase of the RSPB (BirdLife’s UK Partner) Wallasea Island Wild Coast project.

Europe and Central Asia United Kingdom Climate Change

The bird ringing in Montenegro will help to increase knowledge about migration of passerines in the Adriatic Flyway, and also build capacity of biologists, students, NGOs and local communities. Photo: CZIP / BirdLife in Montenegro

Local volunteers participate in Montenegro’s first ringing programme

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 11:38

Volunteers support conservation milestone for songbirds in Montenegro - boding well for birds here in the future (their protection and their supporters!)

Europe and Central Asia Montenegro Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme