Head of Communications, BirdLife Europe
Successes remind us that by working together we can achieve great results. Over 40 BirdLife partners pulled together for EuroBirdwatch 2016 – between them, they hosted over 1,000 events and 20,000 participants who counted more than 5.8 million migrating birds. We share some of the highlights.
Other exciting developments include LPO’s (BirdLife in France) promising work to reconnect Bearded Vulture populations in the Alps and the Pyrenees, as well as BirdLife Malta's being entrusted with the management of the Salini Salt Pan nature reserve, a site of huge cultural and natural significance for the country.
Last, but not least, our marine team, along with NABU (BirdLife in Germany), have presented a historic proposal to create a new Marine Protected Area in the wild ‘high seas’ of the North-East Atlantic. This is a critical area not only for seabirds but also other marine megafauna such as tuna, sharks, whales and sea-turtles. The marine conservation team share their insights into just what makes this site the ‘amazon of the Atlantic’.
Our feature article this month – and a focus of our activities here in Brussels throughout November – is about the great carbon con of bioenergy.