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Ornithography #41: Northern Lapwing, Ibars d’Urgell, Spain © Xavi Bou

Meet the photographer who captures the beauty of birds’ flight paths

Fri, 07/05/2021
Xavi Bou’s stunning art encourages us to see birds, and life, from a different perspective. We interview the Barcelona-based photographer who uses the sky as his canvas to reveal the beauty of flight.
Majella National Park, Italy

Press release: Italian Recovery Plan completely ignores nature – despite Commission guidelines

Mon, 03/05/2021

To help Member States counteract the social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandem

Vets treated Anahita for 13 pellet wounds © SPNL

Shot down but saved: the inspiring story of Anahita the Egyptian vulture

Mon, 03/05/2021
A young Egyptian Vulture’s first migration was brutally cut short. Thankfully, BirdLife Partners were watching over her every step of the way. Through their co-operation, they transformed an illegal hunting casualty into a story of hope.
Gábor Deák with Falco, the anti-poisoning sniffer dog © Szilard Morvai  / BirdLife Hungary

Despatches from the bird migration battlefront

Wed, 28/04/2021
With millions of birds illegally killed each year, working to protect them can seem like an overwhelming battle. That’s when inspirational, heart-warming success stories are needed. We hear first-hand accounts from conservation’s ‘frontline’ in Malta, Hungary and Lebanon.

The people have spoken: it’s time to #RestoreNature. What happens now?

Tue, 13/04/2021

After decades of attempts to convince governments and businesses to stop the exploitati

Oroklini lake, Cyprus

The Rewards of Nature Restoration

Fri, 09/04/2021
Over the course of the next few months, we are going to take a deep dive into the many benefits of nature restoration with a written docu-series: the rewards of nature restoration. It will feature fascinating stories of large-scale nature restoration in Europe, and the people behind them.

Diclofenac claims first official victim in Europe: the Cinereous Vulture

Thu, 08/04/2021
A Cinerous Vulture born in 2020 in the Boumort National Hunting Reserve has now been confirmed as the first victim of a vulture species to die from poisoning by veterinary diclofenac in Europe.