News BirdLife Europe

BirdLife Europe continues to strengthen ties between business and biodiversity

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 13:02

BirdLife Europe, in collaboration with BirdLife Partners organised a lunch debate on the topic 'Business for Biodiversity, Sustainable solutions for a changing world'.

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BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement launch biodiversity partnership in Europe

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 13:57

BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials, launched a biodiversity partnership.

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EU scientists confirms bio-energy accounting error

Wed, 05/10/2011 - 08:11

A new report by the European Environment Agency highlights a major carbon accounting flaw in EU legislation.

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European Court of Auditors puts high quality agri environment in the spotlight, as Commission mulls backtracking on drive for a greener CAP

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 07:36

European Courts of Auditors report highlights importance of agri environment schemes as the European Commission proposals for Common Agriculture policy reform are about to be announced.

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BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement become co-operation partners – jointly preserving biological diversity

Mon, 19/09/2011 - 14:44

BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement have signed a co-operation agreement to further improve the protection of biodiversity at quarrying sites.

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Farmland birds in Europe fall to lowest levels

Thu, 25/08/2011 - 13:14

Farmland bird populations across Europe are at their lowest levels since records began, new figures reveal.

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Damanaki unveils plan to save European fish and fisheries: will others buy it?

Wed, 13/07/2011 - 10:28

BirdLife Europe has welcomed Commissioner Damanaki’s proposal for the new Common Fisheries Policy setting a framework for EU fisheries management after 2012.

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BirdLife report reveals disturbing facts about illegal killing of birds throughout Europe

Wed, 06/07/2011 - 09:32

BirdLife Partners from 38 European countries have released information about the illegal killing and trapping of birds that occurs across the continent.

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EU promises a greener future, but budget stays grey

Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:30

BirdLife Europe expresses disappointment with the European Commission’s proposal for Europe’s financial commitment after 2013. BirdLife now calls on Member States and the European Parliament to uphold on their environmental commitments and ensure that the EU will gear the next EU Budget towards a green economy.

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Alarm over reports that Barroso is considering cutting most progressive part of Common Agricultural Policy

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:49

BirdLife Europe is alarmed by recent reports that Mr. Barroso, the President of the European Commission, is considering scrapping, partially or entirely, the budget of the second pillar (rural development) of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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Member states endorse new EU Biodiversity strategy calling for CAP and CFP reform

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:37

BirdLife Europe has welcomed the Council of Ministers’ endorsement of the EU Biodiversity strategy and its six targets towards reversing the decline of biodiversity and ecosystems by 2020.

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Aren’t Birds Brilliant? BirdLife Europe celebrates Day of Biodiversity

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 08:09

BirdLife Europe celebrates the beauty of nature at ‘Aren’t Birds Brilliant’ events to mark International Day of Biological Diversity, Sunday 22 May .

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Environmental NGOs call for EU budget shift from perverse subsidies to investments in ecosystems and green economy

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 18:31

Environmental NGOs, including BirdLife Europe, were highlighted in a public hearing at the European Parliament on the environmental impacts of the EU Budget.

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NABU supports demonstrations against the current Common Agricultural Policy

Mon, 28/02/2011 - 15:24

BirdLife’s German Partner NABU has begun to campaign against the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), pressing for biodiversity conservation to be properly prioritised.

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Red Alert from Finland - Number of Threatened Bird Species Increases

Mon, 28/02/2011 - 15:12

December 2010 proved to be a very sad month in Finland in terms of bird protection. The new Red List, indicating which species are threatened, showed that the number of threatened bird species in Finland had increased by almost 70%.

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Plans for Tanzania’s ‘Serengeti Highway’ shift towards a bypass

Tue, 01/02/2011 - 13:50

In 2010, Tanzania’s government announced extremely controversial plans for a 53-kilometer long commercial highway to run East-West through the Serengeti; Tanzania’s oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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