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The restoration of the Belene Marshes brings back the Dalmatian pelicans

Mon, 16/05/2011
BSPB/BirdLife Bulgaria is monitoring the ecological effects of a wetland restoration project on biodiversity.

Life+ Cap DOM: Conservation of priority bird species in the French Overseas Departments (DOMs)

Wed, 11/05/2011
Life+ Cap DOM (Département d’Outre-Mer) is the first European Programme for the conservation of fauna involving several DOMs and their NGOs.

Short film highlights environmental damage caused by biofuels

Wed, 11/05/2011
More than 20 environmental organisations across Europe are calling on the EU to stop the environmental damage caused by EU biofuels targets with the help of Peter and Jane, characters in a specially-created animated short film. To watch the 1m 30 second film in English, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igUtLwruUjA

A new bird species was discovered in… Athens!

Mon, 09/05/2011
A group of birdwatchers – members of the Hellenic Ornithological Society – woke up at dawn the 1st May in order to see the new bird species for Greece: the Pallas's Warbler

Endangered bird shot in Malta, flown to Germany for rehab

Fri, 06/05/2011
A Pallid Harrier, one of Europe's most-endangered birds of prey, which was shot in Malta, was sent to Germany for rehabilitation at the end of April, by BirdLife Malta.

New webcam showcases breeding Spanish Imperial Eagle

Fri, 06/05/2011
SEO/BirdLife invites you to follow the first days of the life of three eagle chicks in the Mediterranean forest in Castilla-La Mancha via a webcam

Malta spring hunting out of control!

Tue, 03/05/2011
BirdLife calls for an immediate suspension of the ongoing spring hunting season in Malta.

The EU biofuel sustainability criteria tested– can we keep out bad biofuel?

Tue, 03/05/2011
Our study shows that plans to produce biofuels at Dakatcha Woodlands in Kenya would breach existing sustainability criteria.

The EU must reform fisheries and farm policies if it is to save biodiversity

Tue, 03/05/2011
BirdLife welcomes the new EU Biodiversity strategy to reverse the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.