A new documentary film entitled ‘Bird Migration on the Bihar Plain’ has been produced by the Wings Over Wetlands demonstration project team in Hungary. The film documents the importance of the Bihar Plains as a breeding, wintering and stop-over area for hundreds of thousands of migratory waterbirds, highlighting the role played by thefishponds found in […]
Illegal hunting is a widespread and serious problem in Malta, with poachers specifically targeting raptors (birds of prey) and Herons as well as rare migratory birds. This persecution reaches its peak during migration periods, when large numbers of raptors, herons and other protected species are killed by poachers.
BirdLife calls upon the EU to champion biodiversity in Nagoya and at home. BirdLife International handed in to the European Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Janez Potoscnik, its “message for Nagoya”, an urgent Europe wide appeal to save the world’s biodiversity, as he leaves for the Japanese city hosting the world summit on biodiversity.
Every year, 100,000 albatrosses are killed needlessly by drowning on the end of fishing hooks. 19 of the 22 species of albatross in the world are threatened with extinction, largely because of long-line fishing. If you can help us act now, the Save the Albatross campaign can help stop these magnificent birds from becoming extinct. […]