Heligoland, an island in the North Sea, is a paradise for birds. Not surprisingly it's also a popular destination for bird watchers -- especially at this time of year. Bird lovers can even book a bird watching tour.
Heligoland is an important nesting site for seabirds. Some species only nest here, where they are safe from predators. But the seabirds have a new enemy - against which they have no natural defenses.
Imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, or Cairo without the pyramids? For some countries, losing their iconic wildlife would be like losing these tourist attractions, says Bradnee Chambers in this guest commentary.
This time of year the skies above Malta are filled with the sight of migrating birds on their way from Europe to Africa. But thousands of them will never reach Africa, shot instead by hunters on the island.
A British bird protection society and a rail network have come together to build Europe's largest habitat creation project. The reclaimed natural landscape is made from soil excavated from beneath London's streets.
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