Europe and Central Asia
Whether a Common Quail migrates or not is determined by its genes © BirdLife Europe
21 Mar 2019

This shy bird can escape a birdwatcher’s eye, but not illegal trappers

Despite its attempts to live a secretive life, the migration route of the endearingly rotund Common Quail leaves it subject to illegal trapping. Action is needed - with your help we can halt their decline and protect many other bird species at the same time.
19 Mar 2019

Portugal’s Berlenga Island welcomes newest inhabitant

Our Portuguese partner SPEA is delighted to announce that a Band-rumped storm petrel chick has hatched on Berlenga Island. Sonia Neves explains why the island’s newest – and cutest – inhabitant represents a hard-won victory for seabird conservation.
Eurasian Blackcaps are illegally lured towards traps using recordings of their song © BirdLife Europe
19 Mar 2019

Netted, glued and eaten whole – can we keep this songbird free?

The Eurasian Blackcap’s beautiful song has inspired humanity for centuries. But in Cyprus today, it is silenced by industrial-level illegal trapping using invisible nets or glue sticks: all to fuel an unlawful trade in local delicacies, run by organised criminals. Could education be the solution?
The Egyptian Vulture was once nicknamed the "Pharaoh's Chicken" © BirdLife Europe
28 Feb 2019

World’s only tool-using vulture risks being lost forever

Hailed for its intelligence and majesty, the Egyptian Vulture was admired and worshipped throughout history. But decimated by poisoning, electrocution and illegal trophy hunting, the bird that was once an Ancient Egyptian hieroglyph is now Endangered. Can we save it before it’s too late?
The White Stork nests rooftops and has become an iconic part of human life © BirdLife Europe
26 Feb 2019

Bird that solved migration mystery now illegally killed on its journey

The White Stork, known in folklore as the bringer of babies to new parents, played a fascinating role in the discovery of bird migration. But now its migration is plagued by illegal killing. BirdLife Partners along its route are working hard to prevent this – and you can help.
White Tailed Eagle © Jaroslav Pap courtesy of Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Shot and left for dead: help us put an end to this persecution.

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