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Bye, Bye (bad) Biofuels

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 15:12

Europe has turned its back on first generation biofuels and placed the first footsteps in the sand for where it wants to go next. This week, the Environmental Committee signed off on the ILUC deal with the Council, and so

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Malta misses a chance to end spring hunting of birds

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 14:25

On Saturday 11th April, Maltese citizens lost the opportunity to put an end to the controversial spring hunting of birds in their country during a national referendum.

Europe and Central Asia Malta Migratory Birds and Flyways

First steps towards an Asian land bird monitoring programme

Mon, 13/04/2015 - 10:50

Question: How do we know that many bird species are declining?

Asia China Migratory Birds and Flyways - Asia

“Simplification”? Not the solution for European agriculture

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 09:57

Simplification is one of President Juncker’s dubious buzzwords. In the era of “deregulation” it effectively translates to more and more exemptions which allow farmers and land managers to not deliver for nature.

Europe and Central Asia

European Parliament makes the right move for Baltic fisheries

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 20:49

The European Parliament has made a move to stop overfishing in the Baltic and save marine seabirds and mammals.

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife embarks on a project to ensure community forests in Nepal are best managed for the community, and for the forest. Photo: David Thomas / BirdLife

Community forestry to benefit nature and people

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 17:26

BirdLife embarks on a project to ensure community forests in Nepal are best managed for the community, and for the forest

Asia Local Empowerment

Judging EU policies: a closer look at the EEA’s State of the Environment Report

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 16:15

One way to find out if the EU’s environment is getting a passing grade is to check out the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) 5 year State of the Environment report.

Europe and Central Asia

Why the Emission Trading Scheme damages nature

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 14:53

ETS falsely considers all bioenergy to be good for the climate.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change programme - Europe and Central Asia

Phenomenal mystery of migration solved in North America

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 10:27

BirdLife Partner, Bird Studies Canada is part of the team that discovered the amazing migration of Blackpoll Warbler

Americas Migratory Birds and Flyways

Mystery of Colours

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 16:40

'Through the Lens', Fujingaho Magazine, April 2015

Asia Japan

Future oil production sites threaten seabirds off the shore of Senegal

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 12:43

The Alcyon project of BirdLife International, funded by the MAVA Foundation, supports the monitoring of colonial breeding species in West Africa in order to identify marine Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and thus to improve protection of the region’s seabirds. BirdLife is collaborating with Veda Consultancy and other partners to conduct research into Royal Tern in this area

Africa Senegal

Extended beard of Bearded Vulture - incredible effect of drug revealed

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 07:12

BirdLife International has captured startling new evidence of further impacts of drugs on vulture populations: a number of Bearded Vultures have been seen with unusually long beards.

Worldwide

Cyprus is the big winner of international bird race

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:32

The main winners of the 2015 Champions of the Flyway race are the birds of Cyprus, with over $50,000 raised so far for BirdLife Cyprus.

Europe and Central Asia Cyprus Migratory Birds and Flyways

Kiko and Kuki, bird’s best friends, need your help!

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:23

Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but in Greece, a couple of very special dogs are helping birds and wildlife too.

Europe and Central Asia Greece Birds in Europe

New research for saving species on tropical islands as we prepare for big operation

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 16:56

Importance of tropical island restoration recognised by international scientific journal as we prepare for the biggest ever operation to save birds from extinction in French Polynesia

Pacific Invasive Alien Species

'Fundraising for conservation' training in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot is delivering results

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:12

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in the Eastern Afromontane hotspot funds training programmes that help grassroot organisations become better fundraisers. With success.

Africa