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An interview with Frans Timmermans

Thu, 27/04/2017
In an exclusive interview with BirdLife, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, answers our questions on the future of Europe.

From Rome with Love

Fri, 24/03/2017
Read the editorial of March's edition of the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia newsletter here!

A stroke of luck: filming Natura 2000

Thu, 23/03/2017
The director of SEO/BirdLife (Spain) reflects on the success of the EU’s Natura 2000 network – the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world.

The Meaning of LIFE

Wed, 22/03/2017
Since 1992, the European Union’s LIFE fund has invested more than €3 billion in over 4,000 projects to protect nature and the environment.

The Way Forward

Wed, 22/03/2017
As we celebrate the 60th year of European unity, the director of LIPU (BirdLife Italy contemplates what the European project means for nature, birds and people.

Victory! - All for Nature, Nature for All

Wed, 07/12/2016
Victory! Today, the European Commission finally announced that they will uphold the benchmark and hugely popular laws that protect Europe’s Nature.

The future of Europe: dark horizon or bright sky?

Mon, 03/10/2016
The BirdLife Europe and Central Asia team responds to 'Brexit' and its potentially devastating consequences on Europe's environment.

NGOs call for a post-Brexit EU agenda that acts...

Tue, 28/06/2016

The ten largest environmental NGOs active at EU level, the Green 10, have sent a letter

Birds flying ©freesoulproduction/Shutterstock

Nobody can make it out here alone

Mon, 27/06/2016
The BirdLife Europe and Central Asia team respond to 'Brexit' and its potentially devastating consequences on Europe's environment.

European Parliament Votes for Nature

Tue, 02/02/2016
The European Parliament’s stood up to defend key EU nature laws in a vote at its plenary session in Strasbourg.
Windfarms on protected areas in Kaliakra, Bulgaria - Photo © RSPB images

Bulgarian government condemned by Court for...

Thu, 14/01/2016
The country's failure to properly protect a Natura 2000 site on the Kaliakra cape is coming in for criticism from judges at the European Court of Justice, the court of the EU.

Europe urged to do more to tackle threatened...

Thu, 26/11/2015
Conservationists are welcoming the launch of a new European plan to help protect wildlife in Africa.

BirdLife Pacific Invasive Species Programme

Mon, 02/01/2012
The BirdLife Pacific Partnership has started a new four-year European Union funded regional Invasive Species programme which seeks to reduce the spread and the environmental and socio-economic impact of invasive alien species by supporting the eradication and control of invasive alien species and also enhancing biosecurity...

Europe’s biofuels plans driving social and...

Thu, 18/11/2010
New research warns of massive increase in carbon emissions and land conversion through the use of biofuels in Europe.

Is Europe ready for global leadership on...

Wed, 24/02/2010
As with every Presidency of the EU, BirdLife International has also launched its publication Greening Europe, highlighting BirdLife's EU policy priorities for the upcoming six months and providing Spain with 'five keys to a successful Presidency'.