BirdLife Slovenia (DOPPS)
The mission of DOPPS – BirdLife Slovenia is to protect birds and their habitats through conservation work, research, education, popularisation and cooperation
- Preparation of a new breeding birds atlas for Slovenia
- Implementation of Natura 2000 – identification of SPAs in Slovenia, precise definition of boundaries, communication activities
- Nature conservation activities (Skocjan Bay, Corncrake protection, protection of Drava and Mura river floodplains)
- Species monitoring programme
- PR and education work (Acrocephalus, Svet ptic magazine, Leaflets)
- Popularisation of ornithology (photographic competition organised in conjunction with Mobitel, our main sponsor)
Today, BirdLife International released the European Red List of Birds 2021. The Red List reviews the regional extinction risk of 544 bird species in over 50 countries and territories in Europe and follows the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria applied at regional level. Each species extinction risk is evaluated from ‘Least Concern’ to ‘Extinct’.
Close to where I live in Cambridgeshire, in the East of England, is one of my favourite nature reserves – Ouse Fen. It is a classic reedbed with bitterns booming and marsh harrier gliding gracefully overhead.
This weekend we celebrate both World Migratory Bird Day and World Mental Health Day. For Claire Thompson, author of The Art of Mindful Birdwatching: Reflections on Freedom Being, bird flight is a symbol of freedom, representing the ability to soar through life without limitations.