RSPB win European conservation awards

Several BirdLife partner organisations including the RSPB have European Commission awards for their bird conservation work.

Each year, the European Commission evaluates all completed projects funded through the LIFE programme and this year, four out of the 11 Best LIFE Nature projects have been implemented by BirdLife partners. An award ceremony has been held in Brussels where the BirdLife Partners responsible for the projects – OTOP (Poland), the RSPB (UK), BirdLife Finland, HOS (Greece) and SPEA (Portugal) – will receive an award.

A scheme to help save the declining Aquatic Warbler is one of four conservation projects won by BirdLife Partners including the RSPB.
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Iván Ramírez, Head of Conservation at BirdLife Europe, stressed: “It is an extremely important recognition for our partnership – 2013 was a difficult year for conservation, but even more for our BirdLife Partners that fought the financial crisis without weakening their conservation objectives. These four awards are just another example of their incredible work.”

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