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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.

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.

Food Intentions

Thu, 12/01/2017
Thomas Quinn looks back upon some of the food and farming challenges we faced in 2016 and makes his wish for a Happy New (& Sustainable) Year for Nature in 2017.

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.

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,

Why agriculture is the greatest threat to...

Mon, 12/10/2015
More than half of European bird species use farmland habitats. So why are Member States calling agriculture the "single greatest threat to biodiversity"?

Let’s leave a share for our meadow birds

Wed, 27/05/2015
Winter fields are so barren that the once common sights and sounds of meadowland birds are vanishing across Europe. But one farmer in Belgium is helping change this.

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.

CAP to keep pumping cash into EU’s most...

Mon, 19/09/2011
Environmental NGOs and farmers have condemned leaked plans to greenwash the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

Farmland birds in Europe fall to lowest levels

Thu, 25/08/2011
Farmland bird populations across Europe are at their lowest levels since records began, new figures reveal.

New funding to monitor the state of Bulgaria’s...

Tue, 22/02/2011
The Bulgarian Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MFA) has commissioned the preparation of an index of the state of farmland birds from the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB, BirdLife in Bulgaria).