Almost 20,000 White-chinned Petrel are set to be saved thanks to new law passed by Namibian government © Stephanie Winnard

World’s worst fishery for bycatch turns ‘seabird...

Thu, 22/09/2016
New law passed in Namibia to protect 30,000 seabirds from death by trawling or longlining.
Mexico's national bird © Marc Jones

New study reveals nesting secrets of Golden Eagle

Thu, 15/09/2016
New tracking project reveals crucial information for the conservation of Mexico’s national bird, including five new breeding territories near a quarry in Sonora. The majestic predator loves places that are hard to reach.
Thick-billed Parrot © Josh More

Pronatura wins Mexico's Ecological Merit...

Wed, 14/09/2016
Pronatura (BirdLife Mexico) was awarded for the social impact of its environmental work, winning the award in the 'Community' category. Read how their impact goes beyond saving birds.
Raccoon dog © Michelle Bender

We are not alone – alien plants & animals...

Wed, 14/09/2016
As of today, leading European experts will gather for three days of intensive discussion in Luxembourg to assess the spread of alien lifeforms among us.
Ricord's Rock Iguana © Juan Sangiovanni/ Shutterstock

Digging deep to save Rock Iguana

Tue, 13/09/2016
This robust, prehistoric looking species is fighting for survival with all populations covering an area of less than 100 km2 .

BirdLife Europe and Partners call for “A new...

Tue, 13/09/2016
BirdLife Europe and Partners have joined over 100 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions to call for a new Europe that is inclusive, open, just, sustainable, and that works for people of all ages, social backgrounds and nations.
Critically Endangered Hooded Grebe © Santiago Imberti

Hooded Grebe threatened by dam construction

Sat, 10/09/2016
BREAKING NEWS: An emergency motion passed at the IUCN World Conservation Congress appeals to Argentinian Government to save Critically Endangered bird
Barn Swallow, by Vanesa Bezlaj, aged 15, from Slovenia was the winner of Spring Alive's drawing competition

Dear Africa, they’re in your hands now

Thu, 08/09/2016
Dear friends in Africa, We’ve done our best. Now they’re all in your hands. Please look after our migratory birds. Thank you, Europe.
Asian Houbara © The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC)

Kuwaiti coast guards foil bid to smuggle at-risk...

Thu, 08/09/2016
Earlier this month, coast guards in Kuwait intercepted an Iranian ship attempting to smuggle 100 Asian Houbaras, a bustard used as prey in falconry training.

Where shall we go? Contemplating Europe's...

Thu, 08/09/2016

On the 15-16 of September European Heads of State will converge on Bratislava to discus

Birds in a changing world

Thu, 08/09/2016
Yesterday, I shared my impressions from the first day of the BirdNumbers 2016 conference and some first insights into the health of our continent...
White-tailed Eagle © Valerie O'Sullivan

What do birds tell us about the health of our...

Wed, 07/09/2016
I’m currently in Halle, Germany, following the works of “BirdNumbers 2016”.

Popular support for regulation that works

Tue, 06/09/2016
Many commentators are suggesting that the EU is currently locked in the throes of an existential crisis as a result of the UK Brexit vote,

Better Regulation for Better Results?

Tue, 06/09/2016
Over recent years, political concerns about the costs of regulation to business have risen to prominence, with accusations that rules such as those protecting rare species and habitats are placing “ridiculous costs” on businesses and the wider economy.

European Nature’s Debt to the Faceless ‘Lawocrats...

Tue, 06/09/2016

Wildlife has no concept of political borders.

Kicking the bucket; Is the CAP still working for...

Tue, 06/09/2016
Now that the 2013 reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are slowly starting to take effect, and national governments iron out the wrinkles of the new IT systems which have delayed subsidy payments to farmers,

Green shoots of recovery for European farmland...

Tue, 06/09/2016
European nature conservation has much to crow about in terms of the protection of some of its most valuable sites and most valuable wildlife,

Human use of the sea from here to 2020

Tue, 06/09/2016

European seas have, over the years, been tragically misused by humans.