News Hungary

European BirdLife Partners take action against European bird crime

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 16:18

Across Europe, birds suffer from a wide range of persecution: illegal poisoning shooting, trapping, and the theft of chicks for the bird trade are common practices. Recently, five European countries were confronted with cases of illegal killing. The common, even if illegal, practice of using poison baits to eradicate carnivores and rodents causes huge damage to wildlife as well as to livestock and crops. In some cases it can explain the decline of specific bird populations in Europe. Moreover, the poisons used are usually unnecessarily strong and often illegal.

Europe and Central Asia

MME tests measures to halt illegal hunting of birds

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 15:30

MME/BirdLife in Hungary, in cooperation with 8 other conservation organisations just launched a 5 years LIFE+ project that will aim to find effective and alternative solutions to crimes toward birds in Hungary, with a special focus on the conservation of the Eastern Imperial Eagle.

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Europe highlights its hopes for the Hungarian EU Presidency

Tue, 25/01/2011 - 13:53

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

Europe and Central Asia

Bird Migration on the Bihar Plain in Hungary - Video

Thu, 02/09/2010 - 15:09

A new documentary film entitled 'Bird Migration on the Bihar Plain' has been produced by the Wings Over Wetlands demonstration project team in Hungary. The film documents the importance of the Bihar Plains as a breeding, wintering and stop-over area for hundreds of thousands of migratory waterbirds, highlighting the role played by the fishponds found in the area as a source of food and as an important place for the birds to rest during their often long and arduous journeys.

2010: celebrating Swallows

Wed, 24/02/2010 - 13:46

In this International Year of Biodiversity, MME (BirdLife in Hungary) has decided to celebrate the the three common species of swallow and martins: Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica, Northern House-martin Delichon urbicumand Sand Martin Riparia riparia.

Europe and Central Asia