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EP calls for strong second pillar as part of bigger ask for the overall continuation of agricultural subsidies regardless of their environmental delivery.

Thu, 23/06/2011
Wednesday 23 June, the EP voted the Dess report on ‘The CAP towards 2020; Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future’. Read the reaction of BirdLife Europe on the European Parliament Dess report.

Alarm over reports that Barroso is considering cutting most progressive part of Common Agricultural Policy

Wed, 22/06/2011
BirdLife Europe is alarmed by recent reports that Mr. Barroso, the President of the European Commission, is considering scrapping, partially or entirely, the budget of the second pillar (rural development) of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Member states endorse new EU Biodiversity strategy calling for CAP and CFP reform

Wed, 22/06/2011
BirdLife Europe has welcomed the Council of Ministers’ endorsement of the EU Biodiversity strategy and its six targets towards reversing the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

Criticism of Finland's Spring Hunting of Common Eider

Tue, 14/06/2011
BirdLife Partners call to stop hunting of Common Eiders in Baltic Sea.

Bulgarian Important Bird Areas protected

Mon, 06/06/2011
The Bulgarian government has confirmed Special Protection Area extensions for four key Important Bird Areas.

NABU launches Fishing for Litter initiative in Germany.

Fri, 20/05/2011
The Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) has started the Fishing for Litter initiative

Aren’t Birds Brilliant? BirdLife Europe celebrates Day of Biodiversity

Fri, 20/05/2011
BirdLife Europe celebrates the beauty of nature at ‘Aren’t Birds Brilliant’ events to mark International Day of Biological Diversity, Sunday 22 May .

White Storks hunted down

Fri, 20/05/2011
A flock of 200 White Storks in Malta were shot at from several different locations, in spite of BirdLife Malta's efforts.

Art v Extinction - Ghosts of Gone Birds

Thu, 19/05/2011
The first in a series of innovative arts events in support of the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme has launched in Liverpool, UK City of Culture.