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 […]
September 3, 2019

How law enforcement, birdwatchers, and ornithologists collaborate to protect 85 000 European Honey-buzzards in Italy

The European Honey-buzzard is fearless in the face of stinging wasps and hornets – but it has no defence against illegal shooting for sport. The Messina […]
September 2, 2019

The Common quail – Bird of the Year in Croatia

At least 40 000 quail are killed illegally in Croatia every year, making it one of the worst blackspots for quail around the Mediterranean. Habitat loss […]
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. […]