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September 2022

We are Birds Danilo Selvaggi, Director General With the striking initiative titled ‘The Birdsong Project’, a variety of musicians and artists are celebrating our kinship with birds, and allied with conservation organisations and international bodies are calling for their protection, ‘It is time to raise the standing of environmental politics’, says LIPU, ‘and to put […]

June 2022

A Jewel of a Reserve A few years ago we helped fund the creation of a small but wonderful reserve near Milan and I wrote this in our blog at the time: A true oasis in a desert of water. That contradiction in terms describes an area we visited recently near the River Agogna south […]

March 2022

What is it about Spring? By chance, Danilo writes in this issue of the current season at the same time as I feel my optimism rising and it’s all to do with this time of the year. Poets have written of it, seemingly for ever, but every year, at this time, it performs its little […]

December 2021

Nothing Lasts Forever Your board of trustees is now having to decide the future long-term course for our charity, LIPU-UK. LIPU-UK was founded in 1989 by Roger Jordan of Chelmsford with the help of a strong local team of people including his wife Jill who is still an active member. The aims were simple – […]

September 2021

A Year to Remember A business year for us is July to June and that just ended has been memorable in many ways. It has, of course, been dominated by the restrictions and effects of the Covid pandemic and no one would have thought at the start of the year that it would be “business […]

June 2021

News from LIPU-UK As we approach the end of another business year I can report that despite all the problems facing us all it has been an outstanding success in many ways. We have a small but clear net gain in members and your generous response to our annual appeal has exceeded that of any […]

March 2021

Success despite all the problems Given all the turmoil and uncertainty we have faced, I think we can look back on 2020 as being yet another successful year. Almost all the projects we supported in Italy were completed, albeit some in a scaled down form, and only one was rendered impossible by restrictions related to […]

December 2020

by LIPU President, Aldo Verner. Members, Nature, Hope? The Members’ Assembly 2020, held by videoconference on 10 October, showed LIPU’s strength even in extremely difficult times like that of the pandemic. The images that brought proceedings to a close were wonderful: migratory birds and a hope for the future. I never thought I would lead […]

September 2020

I am always touched when I receive letters of support from members and other supporters and, recently, I received an unexpected email from Danilo Selvaggi, our Director General in Parma. It reads: Dear David, I hope you are well despite the hardship of this period. I am writing to express my/our gratitude for your amazing […]

June 2020

THE YEAR EVERYTHING CHANGED You don’t need me to tell you about the crisis facing us all; there has been nothing else in the news – and nothing else that has so seriously affected us all for as long as I can remember. Italy suffered grievously in the early stages of the spread of the […]