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CEO speech on International Day of Biodiversity...

Thu, 21/05/2020
On International Day of Biodiversity 2020, BirdLife CEO Patricia Zurita explains why a healthy planet should be a new human right.

Will COVID-19 fuel the destruction of our oceans?

Fri, 10/04/2020
European fishers and aquaculture farmers who continue to work, like many others who p

There aren’t plenty more fish in the sea – so...

Thu, 05/03/2020
Over the past ten years, the EU has been calling for “blue growth” at sea, propelling the rhetoric that the ocean’s vast and untapped potential can support increased human activities. In reality, there has never been any vast, nor untapped potential at sea.

Climate and biodiversity: two birds of the same...

Wed, 19/02/2020
To protect biodiversity also means to keep carbon within nature – and not eject it into the atmosphere where it changes the climate. We’re in a climate and biodiversity emergency: the EU must act accordingly.

Will the EU Green Deal be Europe's "man...

Tue, 18/02/2020
For the EU Green deal to be the announced “moonshot moment” our leaders will need to connect with their inner young idealist and manage to turn off the more-of-the-same autopilot. Recent weeks suggest that won’t be easy...
15% of land and freshwater environments are now protected - but is it enough? © Bjorn Olesen

Why aren’t countries meeting their targets to...

Fri, 24/05/2019
You may have seen the recent news that one million species are at risk of extinction. But how did the world get to this point, and what can we do to turn things around? Thankfully, the report that brought this crisis into the public eye also sheds light on the solutions.

“Current assault on nature is threatening human...

Mon, 06/05/2019
Unprecedented intergovernmental scientific report joins public outcry for urgent action on the biodiversity crisis, saying business as usual is no longer an option.
Biodiversity describes the myriad connections between all living things © Symonenko Viktoriia / Shutterstock

The B word: communicating biodiversity to a world...

Thu, 02/05/2019
Biodiversity. It’s the magnificent infrastructure that supports all life on earth, including ours. But we’re losing it fast. With the biodiversity crisis quite possibly surpassing climate change as the greatest threat to humanity, we explore why many do not seem to realise the urgency, and reveal why next year is the crucial time for a plan ‘B’.
Tourmaline Sunangel © Wang LiQiang

7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity...

Thu, 15/11/2018
From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.
Poppies © Ariel Brunner

Where have all the flowers gone?

Mon, 13/02/2017
Read the editorial of February's edition of the BirdLife Europe & Central Asia newsletter here!

€U Are What You Eat

Mon, 13/02/2017
The European Commission has launched a Public Consultation on the future of the CAP. This is the chance of a lifetime to fix our broken food & farming system.

Food Intentions

Thu, 12/01/2017
Thomas Quinn looks back upon some of the food and farming challenges we faced in 2016 and makes his wish for a Happy New (& Sustainable) Year for Nature in 2017.

The Quarry Life Award 2016: HeidelbergCement...

Mon, 12/12/2016
On 8 December, the winners of the International Quarry Life Award were presented in the BEL Conference Centre in Brussels...

Sustainability prize for BirdLife Austria &...

Wed, 27/07/2016
BirdLife Austria and REWE International AG have received the TRIGOS award (an Austrian prize for corporate social responsibility) for the most sustainable national partnership.

National Red List book for Nepal's birds...

Wed, 09/03/2016
A new publication that features the first assessment of Nepal’s birdlife based on IUCN Red List criteria was launched at an event at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) on 26 February. The six-volume publication is now also freely available online as an invaluable conservation tool.
Iraqi students being trained at Peramagroon (Image: Richard Porter)

Darwin project puts Iraq's wildlife on the...

Fri, 05/02/2016
A three-year project in Iraq has significantly contributed to knowledge of the country's flora and fauna – including five previously unknown plant species – as well as improving the prospects for future conservation efforts in the country.

Is the EU on track to save biodiversity? The...

Tue, 15/12/2015
From agriculture to marine species, biodiversity to green infrastructure, Europe needs to do more to save nature.

Why we need two Red Lists of Birds

Tue, 15/12/2015
How is the European Red List of Birds different from the IUCN Global Red List? Why is it important? Read more here.