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Eurasian Oystercatcher - Photo: © Zhang Ming

Red List reveals Europe’s farmland wading birds in crisis

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 15:42

The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is out – and it’s sounding alarm bells for some of Europe’s most charismatic and cherished shorebirds.

Europe and Central Asia Preventing Extinctions

Major EU countries join fight to protect European Nature Laws

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 13:30

Key European nature laws have just been given a massive boost as a number of major EU countries, led by Germany, call for them to be protected.

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

Birdwatchers unravel effects of climate change on vulnerable species

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 09:15

New details on how birds respond to climate change have been revealed by thousands of volunteer bird watchers all over Europe, according to a study BirdLife International has contributed to.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change

First-ever conservation plan announced for the Agami Heron

Wed, 21/10/2015 - 09:30

This species is so discreet that few humans have ever seen them. And few ever will, with populations set to decline rapidly over the next 3 generations. Can this plan save them?

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

The not-so-Green Way: Special conservation area threatened by major road development

Tue, 20/10/2015 - 13:45

There are fears a special conservation area in Turkey is being put at risk by a new road project.

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

Looking back: Is Europe on track to save global biodiversity by 2020?

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:40

Halfway to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, we analyse if the EU is doing enough to protect the environment over the next five years.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

What's next for the EU2020 strategy to protect biodiversity?

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:30

With only five years to go, here's what the EU and Member States need to do to prevent the further loss of species and ecosystems.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Why agriculture is the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:20

More than half of European bird species use farmland habitats. So why are Member States calling agriculture the "single greatest threat to biodiversity"?

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Saving Macaronesia's biodiversity, one species at a time

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:10

These islands represent 0.2% of EU territory but host over a quarter of the plant species listed in the Habitats Directive. Here's how SPEA (BirdLife in Portugal) is protecting them.

Europe and Central Asia Cape Verde Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) - Pacific