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Pesticides poisoning birds in the Balkans

Thu, 11/02/2016
Serbia's population of White-tailed Eagles are under threat. Lack of awareness, lax law enforcement and an increase in the numbers of a small rodent are to blame.

How eagles went from worshipped ‘kings of the skies’ to victims of rat poison

Wed, 10/02/2016
Ancient mythology, religion and folklore equated eagles with royalty and the Gods. You would not know it from the state of the birds today.

How BirdLife is protecting Mediterranean migrating birds

Wed, 10/02/2016
The MAVA Foundation-funded project, now in its fifth year, has seen some major recent conservation successes.

Do not open nature laws, improve implementation: European Parliament

Wed, 10/02/2016
MEPs have come down decisively on the side of the Birds and Habitats Directives in the ongoing battle to protect the EU’s environmental legislation.

It’s time to redesign Europe’s renewable energy policy

Wed, 10/02/2016
By 2030, a third of the EU’s energy should come from renewable resources. But this may not automatically make it ‘greener’.

From bird habitat to tourist haven: the Kaliakra case

Tue, 09/02/2016
One of Bulgaria’s most important IBAs has fallen prey to its government’s apathy and greed. Can it – and the species that depend on it – be saved?

Will 2016 see the end of the EU’s bycatch blues?

Tue, 09/02/2016
Policy reform and new funding were marred by weak fisheries management plans, but we’re still optimistic. Here’s why.

Meet pesticides, the silent bird killers that protect our crops

Tue, 09/02/2016
Tens of millions of birds have died due to accidental killing by rodenticides. And that’s not the only poison problem we have.

Kazakhstan's latest winter census sees fewer waterbirds in more wetlands

Tue, 09/02/2016
The possible cause: Climate change and unseasonably warm weather.