Birds

Joining Efforts to Protect Migratory Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway

Linking regional and global aspects of nature conservation, two meetings held back to back in Bonn on 13 May 2015 discussed the protection of migratory birds along the East Atlantic Flyway.

20 May 2015

Fears grow that invasive bird species may cause havoc here

Destructive Quelea birds have landed in Singapore and nature lovers are calling for action to be taken to protect local biodiversity

15 May 2015

Una de cada tres especies de aves en Europa se encuentra amenazada

Una de cada tres especies de aves en Europa se encuentra amenazada, según el mayor estudio realizado hasta la fecha sobre los hábitats naturales en la Unión Europea (UE), anticipado por

14 May 2015

A third of Europe’s birds under threat, says most comprehensive study yet

Deteriorating natural habitats and declining wildlife populations found in wide-ranging survey of Europe’s countryside

14 May 2015

Should we drop protections for birds of prey?

Daily Mail article by Robin Page claims birds of prey are damaging wild bird populations, but wildlife experts say his ‘naive’ proposal is not backed by science and predators regulate populations

12 May 2015

Renewable Energy – How to Make It More Bird-Friendly

The slogan for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day (May 9) campaign is “Energy – make it bird-friendly”. Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary of the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) and Patricia Zurita, Chief Executive of BirdLife International, explain how important it is to ensure that major infrastructure and policy relating to low carbon and renewables are developed in harmony with nature.

11 May 2015

Gast von der Südhalbkugel: Albatros über Helgoland

Der Vogel ist normalerweise nur auf der Südhalbkugel zu sehen: Derzeit gleitet ein Albatros über die Nordsee - er ist wohl der einzige seiner Art in Europa.

11 May 2015

Towards a World United for Migratory Birds

Culturally, ecologically and economically, our natural heritage – i.e. wildlife in general and migratory species in particular – is of immeasurable value. By spreading seeds, controlling pests and providing food migratory birds help sustain human life. Their cyclical journeys herald the changing seasons, filling the skies with their V-shaped formations in the spring and autumn. They feature in myths and legends; their epic journeys that can span oceans and continents, their plumage, courtship dances and aerobatics inspire awe and wonder. Birdwatching is a worldwide industry which has millions of participants, is worth billions of dollars, is sustainable and can bring considerable benefits to the environment.

11 May 2015

World Migratory Bird Day Concert

Bonn, 11 May 2015 – for the third consecutive year, the Corale Lirica San Rocco operatic choir from Bologna came to Bonn to sing at a benefit concert raising funds for bird conserv

11 May 2015