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Birds in Europe: Their Conservation Status

Mon, 10/01/2011
600 pages, Out of print. This milestone publication presents the first thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds.

Important Bird Areas in Europe: Priority Sites for Conservation 2 Volume Set

Mon, 10/01/2011
1600 pages, £35, Available to buy. Updated and extended, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the 3,619 most important sites for bird conservation in 51 European countries, equivalent to seven percent of the continent's land area.

EU postpones cleanup of biofuels policy again

Wed, 05/01/2011
Hopes of a sustainable future for EU biofuels policy have been dealt a blow following the European Commission's decision to delay a critical decision on how to account for the impacts of 'indirect land use change' (ILUC).

The Egyptian Vulture - What’s going on in Africa?

Tue, 04/01/2011
Since 2003 BSPB is working for the conservation of the Egyptian Vulture in Bulgaria. The gained knowledge during these years firmly shows that the main reason for the species decline is the increased adult mortality due to various anthropogenic threats. Significant part of the loss of birds is happening outside Bulgaria during the migration and wintering. In the last 7 years probably more than 20 adult birds did not return from their wintering areas.

Supporters rally to save Europe’s rarest seabird

Thu, 16/12/2010
During the summer of 2010, forest fires ravaged parts of Madeira, a Portuguese island and home to Europe’s rarest seabird, Zino’s Petrel. However, BirdLife supporters around the world rallied to help.

Safe ground for redbreasts

Wed, 15/12/2010
The "Safe Ground for Redbreasts" project is one of the largest and most ambitious initiatives aimed at the conservation of a threatened wildfowl species to be conducted in Europe. It addresses all of the main threats facing the Red-breasted Geese in Coastal Dobrudzha, north-eastern Bulgaria, which supports 80-90% of the world population in winter...

Birds flying in the Prado Museum

Thu, 02/12/2010
Kingfishers, bustards, robins, spoonbills, eagles, vultures, falcons, hoopoes and goldfinches, among many other birds who ‘fly’ in the Prado Museum.

Reducing conflict between Israel's air force and migratory birds - podcast

Tue, 30/11/2010
Autumn is one of the busiest times of the year for migrating bird with over 500 million birds crossing the country as they make their journey south from Europe and Asia seeking warming weather in Africa. BBC correspondent Jon Donnison spoke with Dr Yossi Leshem from Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI / BirdLife Partner) to hear about their successful work reducing the conflicts between migratory birds and airplanes.

Europe’s biofuels plans driving social and environmental destruction

Thu, 18/11/2010
New research warns of massive increase in carbon emissions and land conversion through the use of biofuels in Europe.