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Action taken for flyways - international counts and conferences working for conservation

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 11:00

Early in January and February events have been taking place to protect the Wadden Sea and migration routes along the East Atlantic.

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Invasive Alien Species: legislation turning into an empty shell

Fri, 31/01/2014 - 11:48

The members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee want to allow derogations to the EU regulation aiming at addressing invasive alien species, plants and animals that are introduced into Europe and cause significant environmental, economic and health damages.

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The need for strong EU legislation on Invasive Alien Species

Fri, 24/01/2014 - 12:51

Representatives of the European Union, environmental NGO’s, scientists and other stakeholders discussed the European Commission’s proposal for an EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species at a high-level event organized by MEP Pavel Poc, BirdLife Europe, IUCN Brussels and the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, on 20 January.

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EU torch is passed on to the Greeks

Thu, 23/01/2014 - 09:44

As Greece takes over the Presidency of the EU, we are amidst critical debates for the future of Europe's environment and climate policy. BirdLife Europe and its Greek Partner, the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS; BirdLife in Greece) are working together to make sure the EU government is provided with the support and knowledge necessary to ensure a successful term.

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Wood pellet industry cheats on sustainability, evidence shows

Thu, 16/01/2014 - 09:04

Bioenergy use – energy produced from plants – is soaring in Europe due to the launch of the EU target requiring 20% of the energy used in Europe to come from renewable sources. Forests and other wooded areas are notably being sought after and exploited as they are currently one of the cheapest bioenergy sources.

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Final EU budget leaves environment in the dust

Wed, 18/12/2013 - 16:33

Now that the European Parliament has cast its final vote approving the European Budget for 2014-2020, it’s time to take inventory of...

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Natuurpunt wins prestigious Best Life Nature Project award

Fri, 13/12/2013 - 11:06

The Dommeldal project coordinated by Natuurpunt (BirdLife Partner in Belgium) and Natuurmonumenten in the Netherlands has received one of 6 Best LIFE...

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End of CAP reform process: final agriculture policy deal fails on greening, simplicity and fairness

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 15:52

On the 20 th of November, the European Parliament rubber–stamped the agreement on the Common Agriculture Policy and the Council of Agriculture...

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Twenty candles for SPEA and a large range of achievements for nature in Portugal

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 14:15

November was a moment of celebration for the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds - SPEA. Twenty years of work for...

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Business partnership wins industry recognition

Wed, 11/12/2013 - 11:59

BirdLife and CEMEX’s actions to protect and enhance biodiversity are outstanding examples for aggregates industry

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Science first, say 235 experts on the EU Invasive Alien Species policy proposal

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 15:36

A group of 235 individual experts and organisations from 36 countries, including 23 EU Member States, are calling on the European institutions...

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Britain’s nature networks provide hope for birds threatened by climate change

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 13:00

New research provides strong evidence that internationally important British bird populations are being affected by climate change, which will threaten their long-term...

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Wind farms: new report provides latest know-how on reducing environmental impact

Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:14

A BirdLife report endorsed on the 6 th of December at the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention presents the most up-to-date...

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USPB reaches new stage of steppe restoration project

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 16:04

The Ukrainian Society for the Protection of Birds (USPB; BirdLife in Ukraine), as part of its “Steppe Biodiversity” project with EU financing...

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BirdLife experts and marine stakeholders collaborate to define how to better protect oceans

Mon, 09/12/2013 - 13:50

The transnational project FAME (Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment) is coordinated by BirdLife and aims to research, identify and protect important...

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BirdLife’s Business & Biodiversity event showcases valuable corporate partnerships

Fri, 22/11/2013 - 12:10

BirdLife Europe’s annual Business & Biodiversity event has been the starting point for many fruitful relationships with the corporate world . It...

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Putting Action Plans in place to eradicate wildlife poisoning

Wed, 20/11/2013 - 08:37

According to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, in a period of 10 years (2000-2010), over 6,500 birds have been...

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Alpine farmers supporting biodiversity recovery

Tue, 19/11/2013 - 16:03

The opportunities that the EU rural development policy offers for biodiversity conservation were discussed at a recent conference in Turin, Italy. The...

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