New £3 million partnership will help bolster the protection of the African-Eurasian Flyway
An exciting new partnership between the Ecological Restoration Fund and BirdLife International and its UK partner, the RSPB, will help support extensive conservation and restoration work along the African-Eurasian flyway, helping to protect vital landscapes and the millions of birds that journey along this route.
Press release - EU Nature Restoration Law: AGRI Committee votes against farmers’ future and food security
This afternoon, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) of the European Parliament voted for a full rejection of the Commission’s proposal for the EU Nature Restoration Law. With this opinion, the bulk of Members of Parliament is letting down their own constituency of farmers, who are facing the unprecedented impact of the collapse of our ecosystems and climate change.
BirdLife’s new position paper Winds of Change: Powering Healthy Seas through a Nature Positive Energy Transition presents a clear vision for our seas and outlines how the shift to renewable energy sources at sea can catalyse action to combat the interconnected nature and climate crises.
The beautiful Doñana National Park, located in the south of Spain, is under threat from, among others, illegal water irrigation practices. This park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, is home to an incredible array of plant and animal species, many of which are at risk of extinction. Unfortunately, the use of water illegally extracted from the already overexploited park's aquifers is causing significant damage to the delicate ecosystem.
As we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, globally united under this year’s theme of water and wetlands, let us embark on a journey to restore and safeguard the habitats that these incredible globe-trotters rely on. From vast marshes to petite ponds, these havens come in all shapes and sizes.
Twice a year, billions of migratory birds embark on incredible journeys across the globe. These birds follow specific routes called flyways, which act as super-highways in the sky. Their journey takes them south for the winter and back north in the spring to breed.
Through a huge collaborative effort led by BirdLife International, a major seabird hotspot was discovered in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Using tracking data from 21 different species from 56 colonies across the North and South Atlantic, BirdLife mapped an area the size of France that is used annually by up to 5 million seabirds.
Over 35 European businesses signed a statement, published early this week, in support of a strong EU Nature Restoration Law with legally-binding targets. It is one more powerful plea in a recent series of growing industry calls to restore natural habitats in the EU and save human livelihoods and economic activities from the dire consequences of advancing nature loss and climate crisis.
With spring migration season in full swing, we talk to João Guilherme, lead author of a study exploring the migratory patterns of birds along the African-Eurasian flyway and how their epic journeys link countries.
The fishing lobby has been violently reacting to the European Commission’s Action Plan that seeks a timid and slow phase-out of bottom trawling inside Marine “Protected” Areas (MPAs). Many false arguments are being used to oppose an obviously needed measure that is crucial for the restoration of biodiversity, protection of carbon stocks and regeneration of fish populations - and hence the future of fishing itself.
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