Europe

Climate change has mixed effects on migratory geese

Climate change improves the breeding chances of migratory geese in the Arctic – but puts mother geese at more risk of death, according to a new study.

16 January 2017

Bird species vanish from UK due to climate change and habitat loss

Rising temperatures and crop farming mean birds are disappearing from parts of England, says study, while butterflies and dragonflies are faring better.

11 January 2017

Bird flu found in North Yorkshire backyard

UK’s chief veterinary officer warns poultry owners to be vigilant as surveillance zone set up to limit risk of disease spreading

08 January 2017

Prey silence for the peregrine falcon

Udale Bay, Cromarty, Highlands Rapid wings took the peregrine high, and it wheeled, looking for any movement below

07 January 2017

Prince William charity urges UK to back ivory trade ban

Conservationists urge Tories to resist antique dealers’ lobby and make good on manifesto promise

07 January 2017

French authorities gas thousands of ducks after bird flu outbreaks

Workers continue planned cull of 800,000 birds in south-west France to prevent spread of H5N8 virus

06 January 2017

Russischer Konzern will im Wattenmeer nach neuem Öl suchen

Darf im streng geschützten deutschen Wattenmeer nach Öl gebohrt werden? Bei der Frage geht es nicht nur um Umweltschutz und Profite für einen Ölkonzern, sondern auch um üppige Steuereinnahmen.

06 January 2017

On Long Migrations, Birds Chase an Eternal Spring

Scientists have gotten a much better understanding of bird migration in recent centuries, but there’s a tremendous amount they have yet to learn.

05 January 2017

Grippe aviaire : abattage massif de canards d'élevage dans 150 communes du Sud-Ouest

Un abattage de centaines de milliers de canards élevés à l'air libre dans 150 communes du Sud-Ouest va débuter dès jeudi 5 janvier 2016 dans l'espoir d'endiguer la grippe aviaire, a annoncé mercred

05 January 2017