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Trial & Error: The Battle for Białowieża

Wed, 27/09/2017
The battle for Białowieża continues –protestors are putting their bodies between the trees and the chainsaws; and the European Commission has taken the Polish government to court

Raising the Eagle Standard

Tue, 26/09/2017
5 countries, 11 NGOs, 4 BirdLife partners, 3.5 million EUROS and one enigmatic bird of prey – PannonEagle LIFE is an ambitious 5 year conservation project to keep the Eastern Imperial Eagle soaring through the skies of ancient Pannonia.

The Dog Patrol – Kazakhstan’s wildlife wardens

Mon, 25/09/2017
Danara Zharbolova & Alyona Krivosheyeva introduces Kazakhstan’s newest crack security squad – a dog patrol, trained to sniff out illegal wildlife trafficking.
Ortolan Bunting © Pierre Dalous

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be off the menu

Fri, 22/09/2017
The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, fattened and drowned in brandy. It's a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 14

Fri, 22/09/2017
Today's Bird Bulletin brings hard-won success stories from the Black Sea Coast and the North Sea.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 13

Fri, 15/09/2017
The summer is over, the kids are back in school and our Bird Bulletin is back bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.

The Living Infinite

Wed, 16/08/2017
In the editorial of the special 'marine' edition of our Europe & Central Asia newsletter, Christopher Sands casts his eyes to the ocean.

What's the catch? The fate of Europe's seabirds

Mon, 14/08/2017
Bruna Campos explains why a ‘sea change’ in policy is needed to protect thousands of Europe’s seabirds from the threat of incidental bycatch in fishing gears.

The mystery of the seabird that barks like a dog

Mon, 14/08/2017
Tânia Pipa from SPEA (BirdLife Portugal) shares news of a very happy discovery on the tiny islet of Baixo off the ‘White Island’ of Graciosa in the Azores.