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Networks of care

Fri, 18/03/2011
More than half of Poland’s 140 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) are over 15,000 hectares. The biggest of all, Tuchola Forest, covers 360,000 hectares. Simply monitoring sites of this size is a formidable challenge.

Volunteering the Danish Way

Fri, 18/03/2011
Bird conservation in Denmark has a long history and DOF, the Danish BirdLife Partner, is one of the oldest nature conservation societies in Europe. In 2002, inspired by similar examples from the BirdLife Partnership, DOF decided to establish groups of volunteers around each of their 128 IBAs.

Caretaker network in Greece

Fri, 18/03/2011
The Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS, BirdLife in Greece) is one of the largest membership based conservation non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Greece. In order to monitor the many Important Bird Areas (IBAs) scattered around the country, HOS needs a network of volunteer ‘eyes and ears’ on the ground, to gather information and eventually act to protect sites.

NABU supports demonstrations against the current Common Agricultural Policy

Mon, 28/02/2011
BirdLife’s German Partner NABU has begun to campaign against the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), pressing for biodiversity conservation to be properly prioritised.

Red Alert from Finland - Number of Threatened Bird Species Increases

Mon, 28/02/2011
December 2010 proved to be a very sad month in Finland in terms of bird protection. The new Red List, indicating which species are threatened, showed that the number of threatened bird species in Finland had increased by almost 70%.

New funding to monitor the state of Bulgaria’s farmland birds

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).

Record number of Spoonbills seeking shelter from storm greeted with gunfire in Malta

Mon, 21/02/2011
Starting last Friday, and continuing into the weekend, illegal hunters have been targeting rare protected Eurasian Spoonbill as a record three flocks totaling around 70 Spoonbills sought shelter in the southeast of Malta from gale force winds.

BirdWatch Ireland appoints new Chief Executive

Fri, 04/02/2011
BirdWatch Ireland (BirdLife Partner in Ireland), Ireland's largest nature conservation NGO, has announced that Alan Lauder has taken over the helm as its new Chief Executive.

Spring Alive 2011 ready to fly, with some bright and brand new feathers

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.