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24th March 2015 - The mountains burn, and so do important areas for threatened birds

16th March 2015 - Irish Hen Harrier Survey 2015 announced

5th March 2015 - Turn words into action for our seas and marine wildlife (Ezine Feb 2015)

27th February 2015 - GLAS: a step in the right direction for biodiversity?

1st February 2015 - Outrage as Hen Harrier shot dead in Co. Kerry

27th November 2014 - NGOs call for End to EU Overfishing in 2015

9th July 2014 - New Rural Development Plan offers a lifeline for farmland birds

8th July 2014 - Ireland's Pygmy Shrews under threat from invasive species

26th June 2014 - Calls to End Overfishing in Europe

16th June 2014 - Attempted poisoning of Peregrine Falcons in south Co. Dublin

19th December 2013 - Irish Little Egret turns up in Iceland

10th December 2013 - Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use in Ireland launched

31st July 2013 - Peregrines specifically targeted and shot at nests in south Tipperary

31st July 2013 - Cold and wet spring affects raptor breeding success

31st July 2013 - History made as first Irish born White-tailed Eagles fledge in over 100 years

26th July 2013 - BirdWatch Ireland condemns councillor’s call for an “open season” on Hen Harriers

26th July 2013 - BirdWatch Ireland's statement on the Bird of Prey Poisoning and Persecution Report 2011

4th July 2013 - Two things you can do to help end overfishing and allow fish stocks to recover - do these by next Wednesday 10th July when important fisheries discussions take place!

3rd July 2013 Urgent need to stop continued peat cutting on designated sites

26 June 2013 Final CAP Deal stripped of environmental benefits 

21st June - Is the CAP reform going to be good for people, farming and the environment? See our joint NGO poster

16th June - NGOs fear the new CAP deal will be the biggest missed opportunity! Position Statement by BirdLife Europe and the European Environment Bureau



27 May 2013 - Progressing toward a ‘Green’ reform of CAP?

Read Birdwatch Ireland's CAP Reform Statement here



30th May 2013 A new european policy on fisheries - Our response to intense negotiations between EU Institutions on the future of fish & our seas


30th May 2013 - Fisheries Deal Agreed - Reaction from BirdLife Europe


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






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