16th May 2013 - BirdLife International Press Release
Gillnets – a fatal attraction to seabirds
Steller's Eider caught in a gillnet © (Markus Vetemaa), BirdLife International
Atlantic Puffin Photo by John Fox
15th May 2013 - EU fisheries ministers complete gruelling Common Fisheries Policy reform negotiations
22nd April 2013 -Birdlife Europe reactive statement on the EU action plan for reducing incidental catches of seabirds in fishing gears
16th April 2013 - Panama Bay protection reinstated
The Bay of Panama, a Globally Important Bird Area had its protection reinstated by the Panamanian Supreme Court a year after this had been suspended. The Bay supports 30% of the population of Western Sandpiper, as well as significant numbers of other wetland species. Read in full here.
11th April 2013 - More than 217 civil society groups call on the European Union to end overfishing
With negotiations on the Common Fisheries Policy entering the final stages, over 200 civil society groups have called on the European Union to end overfishing. Read in full here.
13th March 2013 - European Parliament vote falls short of real CAP reform
Despite some positive elements, there is still plenty of room for improvement following the first ever vote by MEP's on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. Read in full here.
BirdLife Europe - Will the Agricultural Committee deny the full European parliament a say on CAP reform?
Exciting Spring Arrival - BirdTrack is relaunched!
Open letter to MEPs asking for their support in the last chance to make European Agricultural policy better for citizens and better for the environment (1/3/13)
Nature losing out - disappointing outcome of yesterday's COMAGRI vote on CAP reform.
Minister Coveney on 2013 fishing quotas
Historic Vote by Fisheries Committee in European Parliament signals an end to overfishing by the EU
Photobook of human fish shapes presented to Nessa Childers MEP (14/12/12)
Another incidence of an illegal shooting (the most recent a Buzzard in Co. Meath), serves to highlight the lack of prosecution of wildlife crimes in Ireland. 10/12/12
OCEAN2012 briefing to TDs on Sea Fisheries Sustainability Assessment prior to Oireachtas Committee Vote. 5/12/2012