23 Feb 2018

The Bird Bulletin: Europe & Central Asia

By Gui-Xi Young

The Bird Bulletin – bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia and beyond.


BREAK ‘THE SILENCE OF THE LEADERS’! – with EU Heads of State in Brussels this morning to discuss the EU Budget, 133 international NGOs, led by BirdLife Europe and NABU, held a ‘Silence of the Lambs’ inspired demonstration for ‘more money for nature’. Follow on Twitter

Owls for peace – an international programme, involving BirdLife Cyprus, is using birds of prey instead of pesticides to control rodent pests and promote cross-border collaboration. Check out the inspiring news story published by Nature.com

The wrong side of the law – according to Yves Bot, Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Polish logging in Białowieża forest infringes EU law. Final court decision expected in March! Read the ECJ’s press release…

You’ve got mail – please make the sky over Lebanon safe for migratory birds this spring!’ reads open letter to President Michel Aoun of the Republic of Lebanon, signed by BirdLife Europe and 17 BirdLife partners. Read the letter…

A bump in the road – our Georgian partner SABUKO has launched a Change.org petition to save the High Caucasus Mountains from road constructive threatening the natural habitats of numerous endemic and endangered species. Sign the petition!


That’s all for today’s Bird Bulletin – tune in next week for more cheeps, chirps and chatter.

Bye-bye birdies!


Gui-Xi Young - Editor and Campaigns Officer, BirdLife Europe & Central Asia