Europe and Central Asia
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?
20 Feb 2019

The Quarry Life Award

In December, BirdLife’s CEO, Patricia Zurita, attended HeidebergCement’s fourth Quarry Life Award ceremony – a contest to inspire school children, graduate students and researchers to find new and innovative ways to boost biodiversity in quarries.
01 Feb 2019

Thousands of birds at risk as wetland is threatened by overexploitation

Doñana National Park, in Spain, is a crucial stopover point for thousands of migrating birds. However, over-intensive irrigation is threatening these valuable wetlands.
Gediz Delta supports a third of Europe's Greater Flamingos © Ron Knight / Flickr
30 Jan 2019

Victory: flamingo haven Gediz Delta saved from mega-bridge construction

Following a successful court case lead by Doğa (BirdLife in Turkey), the proposal to build a mega-bridge spanning the Izmir Bay has been permanently dropped. The project would have destroyed crucial breeding islands for the Greater Flamingo and irreparably changed the delicate ecosystem.
Bramblings in Slovenia © Ruj Mihelic
24 Jan 2019

Incredible flock of 5 million bramblings wows Slovenia

Slovenia is witnessing an incredible birding event this winter. One so rare, it only happens once or twice in a decade – a huge flock of five million bramblings.
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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