bird protection News

  • How effectively does the Birds Directive protect birds?

    Special conservation measures for bird species are required in EU Member States under Annex I of the Birds Directive. This study measured the efficacy of the Directive by comparing the population trends of these species to those of non-Annex I species. Annex I species had more positive trends in population from 1980–2012, despite extensive climate changes. Biodiversity is in decline in all ...

  • Eastern European birds protected by recent legislation show improved population trends

    National bird conservation policies implemented in Eastern Europe in the 1990s have substantially benefited bird populations across the region, a new study has shown. Compared with the period 1970-1990, the population trends of species protected by national legislation improved during 1990-2000, particularly for those species receiving focused attention. Across the 306 species studied, the ...

  • Radar protects birds at oil sands facility

    The same advanced radar technology that helps keep birds and planes apart at airports is now protecting birds from contact with tailings ponds at Alberta Oil Sands production facilities. The Accipiter® Bird Protection Radar System recently installed at Syncrude Canada Ltd. facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is the largest and most sophisticated radar-based bird protection system ever ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • European Commission issues final warning to Romania over nature protection shortcomings

    The European Commission is taking legal action against Romania for infringing biodiversity legislation. Despite some progress, Romania is still failing to designate sufficient protected areas for migratory and vulnerable wild birds, and is therefore violating the EU's Directive on the conservation of wild birds. A separate nature protection case against Finland has now been closed, as the country ...


    By European Commission

  • Eco Environmental complete Bird protection package at Bath Spa University for Skanska Construction

    Eco Environmental were contracted to install their Bird Wire deterrent system on the prestigious new development at Bath Spa University for Skanska Construction. Dave Harry Eco Contracts manager Midlands Wales and West commented “the works involved fitted bird protection measure to the façade, from mobile elevated working platforms, on a busy site ...

  • Great Ways to Prevent Birds From Invading Your Garden

    Depending on where your personal garden resides, you may only get one chance at growing the perfect garden in the summer season. Having pest birds such as crows eat away your progress before being able to enjoy them. Bird droppings can be hazardous to personal health and even the plant’s health. Here are a few ways to prevent birds from invading your personal garden. RELATED: ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Seagull attacks on the increase

    Here's how we can help Given the amount of recent bad press our coastal Seagulls are receiving of late we at Eco Environmental would like to share a few thoughts about the current situation. Populations of any living thing depend on two things - habitat and food supply. Seagulls are bold and opportunistic creatures and have little fear when stealing food from us. We ...

  • Come one, come all, but no birds at Carnegie Hall

    New York City is a place where dreams come true and you know you’ve made it when you play at Carnegie Hall. One of the most prestigious music venues in the world, Carnegie Hall, fills its 3,670 seats every year for more than 200 concerts. From the outside, Carnegie Hall represents the sophisticated style of Italian Renaissance beaming with history. In almost a decade, BirdMaster partnered ...


    By BirdMaster Bird Control

  • Eco Environmental Services Ltd make it to Broadway!

    The Gloucester and Warwickshire steam railway (GWSR) is close to completing a 2 mile extension to Broadway from the existing railhead at Laverton on the edge of the Cotswold Hills. The bridges required a major overhaul and when Contractors George Law needed a competent contractor to provide bird deterrents. As experts in ...

  • EC closes two nature cases against Poland

    The European Commission is ending legal proceedings against Poland in two nature cases. The first case is being withdrawn following action to protect one of Europe's most important nature sites – the Rospuda river valley. The second is being closed following the completion of Poland's network of Special Protection Areas. Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'I am pleased with the decision ...

  • Pest Control & the Law

    Judging by the amount of recent news stories across the country it is evident that people are starting to take the law in to their own hands when dealing with our pesky winged neighbours. Unfortunately these people were not consciously aware of the protective laws encompassing birds and harm caused to them or their territories. It is illegal to cause harm to gulls ...

  • Ambassador Hector E. Morales, Jr. Joins Audubon Board

    Ambassador Hector E. Morales, who served as the US Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States and was the lead negotiator for Presidents Bush and Obama in preparations for the Fifth Summit of the Americas, has been named to the board of directors of the National Audubon Society. Ambassador Morales is currently Vice Chairman of Global ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • Ballast Netting at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

    Birmingham’s prestigious new Critical Care hospital called on Eco Environmental Services expertise to overcome a growing bird problem. Crows living around the site were picking up the large pebble ballast and mistaking the pebbles for food, dropping the stones from great height in an attempt to open them. Some of these stones ...

  • Bird-B-Gone Keeps Birds Off of Bridges

    BIRD•B•GONE KEEPS BIRDS OFF BRIDGES! Bird•B•Gone, Inc. Bird Control Products keep Pest Birds off of bridges nationwide. Bird•B•Gone, is the leading manufacturer of bird control products in the US. Their products humanly deter pest birds such as pigeons, seagulls and crows from buildings, structures, bridges, highway overpasses and other areas they like to nest and roost. Bruce Donoho owner ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Veolia called to pre-inquiry meeting

    The Planning Inspectorate has called all parties involved in the proposed development of an incinerator in Rainworth, Nottinghamshire to a pre-inquiry meeting on June 7 ahead of the third resumption of the public inquiry on September 28. This move comes after Veolia Environmental Services informed the Planning Inspectorate that it wished to continue with plans to develop the controversial ...

  • EC takes Italy to court for lack of hazardous accident emergency plans

    The European Commission is bringing Italy before the European Court of Justice for failing to complete the process of drawing up emergency plans in case of major accidents for installations where hazardous substances are present. The Commission is also closing a case against Italy on the designation of special nature protection sites following significant progress achieved in 2007. Environment ...

  • Balancing conflicting conservation goals takes time

    Ecosystems are complex and managing them effectively can mean balancing conflicting conservation goals. In a recent US study in the San Francisco Bay area researchers examine the best strategies to eradicate an invasive plant while protecting an endangered bird that uses it for nesting habitat. They find that with a clear management plan both goals can be achieved, albeit over a longer timeframe. ...

  • European Commission takes legal action against Portugal for failing to protect wild birds

    The European Commission is taking legal action against Portugal for measures affecting two Special Protection Areas designated for the conservation and protection of wild birds. The measures violate the EU's directive on the conservation of wild birds. EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'Portugal must ensure there is adequate protection of those sites it has already designated, and ...

  • Will protected areas remain effective in the face of climate change?

    Protected areas conserve biodiversity, but there are concerns that they may be less effective if climate change causes shifts in the distribution of species. A new study models the future movement of sub-Saharan birds in protected areas. Although many species will move, most will find suitable habitats amongst the network of protected areas under a scenario of intermediate climate change. One per ...

  • Veolia to continue with Rufford ERF plans

    Following speculation that it may abandon its proposals, Veolia Environmental Services has said it wishes continue with plans to build a controversial energy recovery facility in Nottinghamshire. As reported in MRW on May 7, it looked as though Veolia may not proceed with its plans to build the energy from waste plant on the former Rufford Colliery in Rainworth after requesting to adjourn ...

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