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Ortolan Bunting © Pierre Dalous

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be off...

Fri, 22/09/2017
The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, fattened and drowned in brandy. It's a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.

Can the European Commission save the Ortolan...

Thu, 07/07/2016
This bird is in danger of being eaten out of existence. Here's what BirdLife is doing to save it.