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News Eu Birds and Habitats Directives

Looking back: Is Europe on track to save global...

Mon, 12/10/2015
Halfway to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, we analyse if the EU is doing enough to protect the environment over the next five years.

EU adopts BirdLife's classification standard...

Fri, 11/09/2015
Here's three reasons why this is important for conservation efforts.

Scientists prove EU bird laws save threatened...

Mon, 27/07/2015
But there are some avian populations that continue to decline despite protection measures. Here's why.

Reversing the tide on marine litter

Thu, 16/07/2015
Marine litter is becoming more common than sand at the beach and it’s threatening the lives of seabirds. In Germany, some useful actions are being taken to combat the issue.
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock © Maxime Dechelle

Protecting birds in ‘tropical’ Europe

Mon, 13/07/2015
The EU’s environment laws do not extend to its Member States’ overseas entities. This leaves it up to NGOs to save their globally threatened endemic species.

EU’s Biodiversity Strategy – Halfway there?

Wed, 03/06/2015
The EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 is the European Commission’s 10 year master plan for taking action against key drivers of biodiversity loss. Halfway there, BirdLife has taken a very close look at where Europe stands today.

Romanian hunting law threatens wild birds and...

Tue, 05/05/2015
Romania is about to approve a law that will allow spring hunting and trespassing on private property.

Nature in the crosshair

Thu, 30/10/2014

The Birds and Habitats Directives are the bedrock of nature conservation in the