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The European Red List of Birds is here

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 09:19

We have a few theories why the Dodo went extinct by 1700 on the island of Mauritius. Predation, habitat loss and invasive species were just too much for this friendly flightless creature.

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EU’s Biodiversity Strategy – Halfway there?

Wed, 03/06/2015 - 08:28

The EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 is the European Commission’s 10 year master plan for taking action against key drivers of biodiversity loss. Halfway there, BirdLife has taken a very close look at where Europe stands today.

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Butterflies, SEO/BirdLife, and the Natura 2000 Citizens Award

Mon, 01/06/2015 - 12:52

Making butterflies with your hands may not change the world, but it’s a symbolic gesture that has been winning the hearts of people across Europe in celebration of the Natura 2000 Network.

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Let’s leave a share for our meadow birds

Wed, 27/05/2015 - 13:04

Winter fields are so barren that the once common sights and sounds of meadowland birds are vanishing across Europe. But one farmer in Belgium is helping change this.

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Portugal's birding at your fingertips

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 14:50

Now available at your fingertips, all you need to know about more than 100 species of bird and birdwatching in mainland Portugal, the Azores and Madeira archipelagos.

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BirdLife launches #itsmynature campaign

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 20:06

Today we launch our campaign “It’s my nature” (#itsmynature). We have chosen this motto for a million reasons.

Here are just three:

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Nature alert. Commission alerted

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 11:35

It’s a tale of two miracles. The first: over 100 NGOs, in 28 European capitals, are launching a campaign today to stop Juncker’s attack against the laws that protect Nature. The second? By re-reading the Directives we’ve rediscovered an idea of Europe we can love: one of a community that protects its nature.

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The challenge of bringing marine wildlife back in EU waters

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 10:55

Member States urgently need to implement the marine Natura 2000 network and underpin it with concrete measures that will give our seabirds a fighting chance against the growing threats they face at sea.

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