News from BirdLife International

Raising the Eagle Standard

5 countries, 11 NGOs, 4 BirdLife partners, 3.5 million EUROS and one enigmatic bird of prey – PannonEagle LIFE is an ambitious 5 year conservation project to keep the Eastern Imperial Eagle soaring through the skies of ancient Pannonia.

In France, the Ortolan Bunting may soon be finally off the menu

The French Ministry of Ecology, Nicolas Hulot has committed to ending the large-scale trapping of Ortolan Bunting, which takes place to meet demand for a cruel dish where the songbird is blinded, fattened and drowned in brandy. It's a practice that has driven population declines of up to 84% in Europe since 1980.

What is life like as a member of the Albatross Task Force?

Nahuel Chavez has worked with the Albatross Task Force since 2009 to save seabirds in fisheries off the coast of Argentina. It is estimated that around 13,500 black-browed albatross are killed in the trawl fleets every year.

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