So why do we feel a bit bleak as the year winds down? Well, November has unfortunately been a month “in the bleak midwinter”. From the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee failing absolutely to protect seabirds and the sea; from the Polish government’s shameless and blatant contempt for the European Court of Justice demanding a halt to their rapacious logging of the protected millennial primeval Białowieża Forest...read more
One million birds are fatally poisoned in Europe each year by ingesting lead shot from expended cartridges. The EU’s European Chemicals Agency is currently considering an EU-wide ban on the use of lead shot for hunting in wetlands. It is running an online public consultation on the issue until 21st December. Join BirdLife Europe and TAKE ACTION!
VIDEO: Anna Pavlova performs 'The Dying Swan' from Camille Saint Saens' 'The Carnival of the Animals' in 1905
Red List 2017: seabirds starving, songbirds trapped, but hope for pelican and kiwis
Overfishing and climate change are pushing seabirds such as Black-legged Kittiwake are closer to extinction, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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