Since the late 1970s, the BirdLife Partnership has worked together to identify, document and protect the most important places to protect the world’s birds. Since then, over 13,000 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) have been identified.
Once confined to just one tiny, exposed rocky islet, the Raso Lark is now breeding on a second larger island and showing great signs of recovery thanks to ground-breaking conservation work in Cabo Verde
Today, with the European Bird Census Council, we jointly launch the second edition of the European Breeding Bird Atlas, probably citizen science project ever done in the planet. The atlas is a milestone for nature conservation in Europe, and it involved our BirdLife family for more than 5 years.
Brussels, 2nd December 2020
To: Ambassador Clauß, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU,
EU Commission President Von der Leyen,
EU Commission Vice-Presidents Dombrovskis and Timmermans
Ahead of the adoption by the European Parliament of its own initiative report on the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030, BirdLife Europe, the European Environmental Bureau and the WWF European Policy Office, share their