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European birds of conservation concern

Date posted: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017

BirdLife unveils its latest publication, ‘European Birds of Conservation Concern’, in Parma Italy. This essential handbook will help every country in Europe to identify their bird conservation responsibilities. 

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‘Birds know no borders’ – this oft-cited observation is especially pertinent in Europe, writes Dr. Ian Burfield and Anna Staneva in their introduction to BirdLife International’s latest publication ‘European Birds of Conservation Concern’. On a continent comprised of some 50, mostly small, countries and territories, that is home to around 540 wild bird species, it can be exceptionally challenging to identify which countries should take on most responsibility for conserving individual species. Read the full story here.

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