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Victory: Denmark announces complete ban on lead in hunting ammunition

It has finally happened: Denmark has announced a complete ban on lead in hunting ammunition. The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark and the Danish Hunters’ Association made the announcement together. Following a transition period, the ban will be fully implemented in 2023.

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Nature collapse imminent without investment, 'Wildlife Conservation 20' warns G20

BirdLife International has today joined 20 of the world’s leading conservation organisations in today calling on the G20 for urgent action to invest in nature to protect biodiversity and reduce thereby the risk of future pandemics.

World leaders gathering in Riyadh this weekend have an unparalleled opportunity to build into COVID-19 economic recovery plans specifications to conserve planetary health and reset human interactions with nature. 

The cost of conservation investment is a fraction of the estimated $26 trillion in economic damage COVID-19 has already caused. An estimated $700 billion a year investment would reverse the decline in biodiversity by 2030. That’s about one-fortieth the cost of the economic fallout from the current pandemic. 

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Latest birds observations from eElurikkus

24. November 2020
Corvus corax (Common Raven) 2 Helen Kallaste Tallinn,
Tetrastes bonasia (Hazel Grouse) 1 Jüri Kaljundi
Buteo buteo (Eurasian Buzzard) 1 Viive Kiis Haljala vald, Sauste küla
Lanius excubitor (Great Grey Shrike) 1 Janek Loog Kanepi vald, Vissi küla
Lanius excubitor (Great Grey Shrike) 1 Janek Loog Kanepi vald, Prangli küla
Lanius excubitor (Great Grey Shrike) 1 Janek Loog Kanepi vald, Prangli küla
Buteo buteo (Eurasian Buzzard) 1 Janek Loog Kanepi vald, Prangli küla
Dendrocopos major (Great Spotted Woodpecker) 1 Kärt Laan Tartu,
Branta canadensis (Canada Goose) 12 Helen Pikkat Haapsalu linn, Promenaad
Tetrao tetrix (Black Grouse) 8 Aivar Tiisler Pärnu linn, Vaskrääma küla