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Where have all the flowers gone?

Mon, 13/02/2017
Read the editorial of February's edition of the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia newsletter here!

€U Are What You Eat

Mon, 13/02/2017
The European Commission has launched a Public Consultation on the future of the CAP. This is the chance of a lifetime to fix our broken food & farming system.

The Vanishing: Europe’s farmland birds

Sun, 12/02/2017
The Head of Conservation for BirdLife Europe & Central Asia explains how intensive agriculture has made farmland birds one of the most threatened bird groups in Europe.

One Million People 4 Soil

Tue, 07/02/2017
Tiziano Cattaneo (People4Soil) and Gui Xi Young (BirdLife) explain why the EU has a duty to preserve one of Europe’s most important natural resources: soil.

Berlin - Painting the town green!

Fri, 20/01/2017
It is more important than ever to tell the European Commission that we are ‘fed up’ with our broken food and farming system, and that we are hungry for change.

Justice for Dutch farmland birds

Tue, 08/11/2016
Today, VBN (BirdLife in the Netherlands) filed a formal complaint to the European Commission against the Dutch government for persistent breaches of the Birds Directive.

Lipstick on a pig? The 2nd Cork Declaration on...

Thu, 06/10/2016
In the wake of the 2nd Cork Declaration on Rural Development, Thomas Quinn weighs up the chronic imbalances of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...

The Hunt for Green October

Wed, 05/10/2016
Autumn is truly here – birds yearn to fly south but are anxious to do so until knowing that the Nature Directives, so critical to protect them during their travels...

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,

What's next for EU biodiversity?

Mon, 11/01/2016
Juncker’s long “to-do-list” to save Europe’s nature.

Is EU’s agriculture policy ‘fit for purpose’?

Fri, 08/01/2016
It has some big promises to live up to in 2016 if it wants the CAP to stay relevant.

Farming flaws: why 2015 was another poor year for...

Mon, 14/12/2015
Greening implementation, policy simplification and farmer protests prove the system is broken.

Wood Pastures in Europe - are they helped or...

Tue, 17/11/2015
The European Parliament's been playing host to a discussion on Europe's wood pastures and whether or not farming policies in the EU are working as well as they can to protect these natural areas.

Climate cheese: Menu changes to fight global...

Wed, 04/11/2015
Anywhere from 14-50% of greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, but its decarbonisation is not on the EU agenda. Here's why and what needs to be done.

“Simplification”? Not the solution for European...

Fri, 10/04/2015

Simplification is one of President Juncker’s dubious buzzwords.

European Parliament vote falls short of real CAP...

Mon, 18/03/2013
On 13 March the European Parliament voted on the two of this year’s key policy issues; the EU Budget for the next seven years and the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which eats up 40% of it. Although Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) showed courage by rejecting the European Council’s deal on the budget, it seems that they lost their guts when it was time to vote for a real reform of the CAP.

300 million farmland birds lost since 1980 - How...

Tue, 17/07/2012
The latest scientific data brought together by BirdLife International and the European Bird Census Council show that common farmland birds continue to decline in the EU: 300 million farmland birds have been lost since 1980.