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Failure to ban toxic ammunition putting bird...

Thu, 04/02/2016
The European Commission has announced it will continue allowing the use of lead in ammunition, despite the chemical being responsible for thousands of bird deaths.

Is Europe closer to saving its vultures and...

Tue, 04/11/2014
Despite killing nearly all vultures in Asia, veterinary diclofenac was made legal in Europe in 2013. After intense campaigning by BirdLife, EU institutions are finally considering a ban. The European Medicines Agency is expected to rule on the lethal drug by November 30.

Action taken for flyways - international counts...

Tue, 04/02/2014
Early in January and February events have been taking place to protect the Wadden Sea and migration routes along the East Atlantic.

Can Europe truly protect forests?

Tue, 26/03/2013
European countries, from Norway and Russia to Turkey and Kyrgyzstan have been negotiating for some time now on the future role of forests and the compliance of international and national actions for an enhanced forest protection for almost two years now.

Don’t miss EuroBirdwatch!

Thu, 02/08/2012
EuroBirdwatch - BirdLife’s annual birdwatching event in Europe and Central Asia - works to raise awareness of issues relating to bird migration and promotes efforts to save threatened bird species and their habitats. This year’s EuroBirdwatch will take place on the weekend of 6-7 October 2012.

2012: Record-breaking season for Spring Alive!

Fri, 20/07/2012
With the arrival of summer, the 7th season of the Eurasian Spring Alive programme has been completed, characterised by the breaking of a new record and a technological innovation. The campaign now moves to Africa where from September onwards, participants will celebrate the arrival of spring with bird-watching and other bird-related activities.

Sea ducks in rough water…

Fri, 13/07/2012
The 2012 IUCN Red List for birds released by BirdLife International gave a strong warning message that the risk of extinction has increased substantially for nearly 100 species of Amazonian birds. What are the results for Europe?

BirdLife projects flying high in UNEP-GEF top-...

Wed, 23/11/2011
To mark its 20th Anniversary, the GEF has announced and profiled its 20 best projects funded through UNEP. This ‘20-best’ list features two projects in which BirdLife International was a key player.

Spring Alive 2011 ready to fly, with some bright...

Wed, 02/02/2011
BirdLife and its Partners have announced the start of Spring Alive 2011: a European-wide project that invites families with young children to communicate their first personal observations of migratory birds arriving near their home.

Protection set to increase for migratory birds of...

Mon, 31/01/2011
The EU Council of Ministers is on its way to signing an important MoU that would significantly increase protection for migratory raptors across European, Asian and African flyways, after a recommendation to do so by the European Commission.

186 NGOs protest against Turkish draft law that...

Thu, 27/01/2011
Representatives of 186 civil society associations gathered outside the Turkish Parliament on Monday in protests against Turkey’s contradictory and worrying ‘Nature and Biodiversity Conservation’ draft law.

Crisis in Cyprus: Illegal bird trapping reaches...

Thu, 27/01/2011
BirdLife Cyprus has released its newest report on illegal bird trapping with data gathered between 31 August and 8 November 2010, showing a dramatic rise in such activity.

BirdLife Europe highlights its hopes for the...

Tue, 25/01/2011
With the bi-annual release of Greening Europe, Birdlife Europe publishes its EU policy priorities for the Hungarian Presidency of the EU.

Birds in Europe: Population Estimates, Trends and...

Mon, 10/01/2011
374 pages, Out of print. Birds in Europe: Population Estimates, Trends and Conservation Status covers the European continent from Greenland in the west to the Urals in the east, and from Svalbard in the north to the Canary Islands in the south

European Bird Populations: Estimates and Trends

Mon, 10/01/2011
160 pages, Out of print. The publication of European Bird Populations: Estimates and Trends means that, for the first time, all pan-European data on bird populations and their distribution are available in one book.

Habitats for birds in Europe

Mon, 10/01/2011
464 pages, Out of print. This book brings together more than 190 bird and habitat conservation experts from all over Europe, to examine the threats to Europe's eight major habitat types, and propose policies and actions to protect and restore them.

Birds in Europe: Their Conservation Status

Mon, 10/01/2011
600 pages, Out of print. This milestone publication presents the first thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds.

Important Bird Areas in Europe: Priority Sites...

Mon, 10/01/2011
1600 pages, £35, Available to buy. Updated and extended, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the 3,619 most important sites for bird conservation in 51 European countries, equivalent to seven percent of the continent's land area.