Bird protection in Europe

Northern gannet

From BirdLife:

Although many of Europe’s bird species continue to decline, a number have made significant recoveries thanks to measures taken by EU Member States through Natura 2000.

For example, Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus and Northern Gannet Morus bassanus have both increased substantially throughout Europe in recent years, in part due to site protection measures.

White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla, one of the continent’s largest birds of prey, is another success story.

Between 1990-2000, with the exception of a few countries in south-eastern Europe, the species increased approximately two-fold across Europe.

As a result, in 2005, White-tailed Eagle was ‘downlisted’ on the IUCN Red List from ‘Near Threatened’ to ‘Least Concern’.

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