October 30, 2020
Stork slaughter in Lebanon photo by SPNL Society for the Protection of Nature Lebanon

How the illegal killing of birds is infecting social media

by Lilla Barabas, Ph.D. Project Coordinator for LIFE against bird crime at BirdLife Europe & Central Asia For as much pleasure as Facebook can bring in […]
September 21, 2020

What’s the EU ever done for birds? A lot, actually.

By Jessica Williams, Flyways Conservation Officer at BirdLife International@NatureEU As a nature protection NGO, we often get asked why the EU does not do more to […]
September 14, 2020

Flight for survival: protecting migratory birds from illegal killing

By Jessica Williams, Flyways Conservation Officer at BirdLife International @NatureEU When you think of poaching, what do you think of? Elephants shot for their tusks, pangolins […]
June 24, 2020

Athena’s journey: stopping the war against European Turtle-doves

Athena is the name of an ancient Greek goddess associated with wisdom, handicraft and warfare. It’s also the name of a special partner of HOS/BirdLife Greece: […]
September 9, 2019

The future of the European turtle-dove

After 20 days of flapping flight, covering over 5,000 kilometres, our magnificent turtle-dove has reached its wintering grounds in Niger, a landlocked country in the Sahara […]
September 1, 2019

Francesco the turtle-dove – a symbol of love and war in Malta

The European turtle-dove (Streptopelia turtur) has been a symbol of devoted lovers since the Renaissance, inspiring poetry, art and song – including the works of Shakespeare. […]
August 27, 2019

Trouble in paradise – the Greek islands that threaten the turtle-dove

Golden sand, clear blue waters, lush olive groves, forested mountains – sounds like paradise on Earth. Scattered along the western coastline of Central Greece, the Ionian […]
August 21, 2019

The turtle-dove, the Czech Republic’s ‘Bird of the Year’, has started its autumn migration!

Today our #MagnificentTurtledove has set off on its epic migratory adventure towards its wintering grounds in Sub-Saharan Africa. Back in the spring, we told the story […]