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    Conservation of Imperial eagles by managing human-eagle conflicts in Hungary

    The main objective of the project is to maintain the increasing population trend of the eastern imperial eagle in Hungary by significantly reducing non-natural mortality rates.

    Partners: MME (BirdLife in Hungary)

    Duration: 2012 - 2016

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  • Safe Haven for Wild Birds

    Changing attitudes towards illegal killing in North Mediterranean for European Biodiversity

    The overall objective of the project is to reduce illegal killing of protected wild birds in three EU countries: Italy, Greece and Spain.

    Partners: LIPU (BirdLife in Italy), HOS (BirdLife in Greece) and SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain)

    Duration: 2012 - 2016

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  • Bird Migration and Trapping

    Changing cultural attitudes to Trapping in order to facilitate   implementation of the Birds Directive in Malta

    The project aims to raise awareness among trappers and local communities in Malta about the damage to wild songbird populations caused by trapping.

    Partners: BirdLife Malta

    Duration: 2009 - 2011

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  • LIFE for safe grid 

    Enhance conservation of the globally threatened Imperial Eagle in Bulgaria by reducing mortality caused by power lines

    The long-term objective of the project is to ensure an increase in the Imperial Eagle population in Bulgaria by reducing the impact of its main threats.

    Partners: EVN Bulgaria,Elektrorazpredelenie, EAD (with support of BSPB; BirdLife in Bulgaria)

    Duration: 2013 - 2018

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  • LIFE Birds on  Electrogrid

    Electrogrid - Installation of the bird protection measures on the high  voltage electricity transmission grid in Lithuania

    The project aims to improve the conservation status of the migratory, wintering and breeding bird species occurring in Lithuania, through a reduction in the negative impact of high voltage overhead electricity transmission lines on their populations.

    Partners: LOD - BirdLife in Lithuania

    Duration: 2014 - 2018

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  • LIFE Imperial

    Conservation of the Spanish Imperial Eagle (Aquila adalberti) in Portugal

    The project LIFE IMPERIAL aims to increase the population of the Spanish Imperial Eagle in Portugal and, thereafter, improve the overall Iberian population.

    Partners: Liga para a Protecção da Natureza (with support of SEO/BirdLife, in Spain)

    Duration: 2014 - 2018

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    Action to fight illegal poison use in the natural environment in Spain

    The aim of the project is to achieve a significant reduction in illegal poison incidents affecting protected species in Spain.

    Partners: SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain)

    Duration: 2010 - 2014

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  • Migratory Birds for People Initiative

    Project coordinated by Wetlands Link International, Wetlands International and Staatsbosbeheer which aims to develop an effective network of visitor centres across the East Atlantic flyway connecting people to birds and promoting the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

    Partners: Wetlands Link International, Wetlands International and Staatsbosbeheer. Natuurpunt (BirdLife in Belgium - Flanders) is participating in this project.

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  • Birds without Borders Project

    RSPB's 'Birds Without Borders' project will raise awareness of the need for BirdLife International partners to work together, to integrate conservation for long-distance migrants by developing initiatives that will protect, conserve, improve, restore and create habitats across the range of migratory birds.

    Partners: RSPB (BirdLife in the UK)

    Duration: 2014-2020

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  • Conservation of Migratory Birds (CMB)

    NGO-government partnership for migratory bird conservation along the West African coast


    The project aims at strengthening networks to improve the knowledge and conservation status of migratory birds through research, monitoring and conservation action as well as trainings and exhange programmes in which local community groups are engaged.

    Partners: BirdLife International and Wetlands International.

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  • Migratory Soaring Bird

    The project aims to integrate conservation management objectives into targeted public and private sectors in 11 countries along the Rift Valley / Red Sea flyway. Sectors include agriculture, energy, hunting, tourism and waste management.

    Partners: Association Djibouti Nature, The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Republic of Lebanon Ministry of Environment,The Sudanese Wildlife Society, Foundation for Endangered Wildlife and BirdLife Partners in Egypt, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

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  • Wadden Sea Flyway Initiative

    Migratory birds find lasting refuge along the East Atlantic Flyway from northern breeding areas to their key Wadden Sea stopover and to the African coastline, and inspire and connect people for future generations. The project partners have developed a WSFI Vision and Action Plan (2014-2020), which aims to serve as a guiding principle to strengthen cooperation across the flyway on the conservation, management and research of migratory birds that depend on the Wadden Sea.

    Partners: BirdLife in the Netherlands (VBN), Germany (NABU) and Denmark (DOF).

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  • Living on the Edge

    Improving migratory bird habitats and livelihoods in the Sahel

    The project aims to improve the living conditions in the West African Sahel communities and for migratory birds, by working with local people to achieve the restoration of the environment and the sustainable use of natural resources.

    Lead Partner: Vogelbescherming Nederland (VBN; BirdLife in the Netherlands)

    Duration: 2011-2015

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  • Spring Alive

    The campaign aims to help European, Asian and African children, their families, friends and teachers, to understand, engage with, and take action for birds and nature. Their participation in Birdwatching events through Eurasia and Africa helps us track the arrival of common spring migrants: the Barn Swallow, Common Swift, Cuckoo, White Stork and Eurasian Bee-eater.

    Spring Alive is a BirdLife International campaign and involves BirdLife Partners in 51 countries. OTOP (BirdLife in Poland) coordinates the project.

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  • The Return of the Neophron

    The project aims to improve the conservation status of the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) in Greece and Bulgaria. It will seek to secure the protection of all the remaining pairs found in 15 Natura 2000 sites in Greece and in 12 sites in Bulgaria.

    Lead Partner: BSPB (BirdLife in Bulgaria)

    Duration: 2011 - 2016

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