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The only recovery is a green recovery

Thu, 24/09/2020
As businesses wake from hibernation and the world eases itself into something close to normal, global attention turns to economic recovery – but ignoring nature as part of these plans would be a huge error. Will the EU’s response be fit for purpose?

Ending “temporary cessation” for good – How an EU subsidy is driving overfishing

Wed, 23/09/2020
This report explores and demonstrates, how EU payments for “temporary cessation” of fishing are not only an ineffective management tool for reducing fishing effort, but also ineffective in supporting marine conservation efforts.
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Call for proposals: coastal areas and freshwater biodiversity

Wed, 23/09/2020
On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection and management of coastal areas and freshwater biodiversity in Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

Wetland birds win battle against lead-based hunting

Wed, 23/09/2020

In Europe, every year, 20,000 tons of lead hunting ammunition is shot into our natural

The Greater Prairie-chicken: playing chicken with extinction

Tue, 22/09/2020
Despite being over-hunted to the brink of extinction, this flamboyant member of the grouse family may now be starting to recover. Discover its turbulent history of changing fortunes.

We need money for nature now

Mon, 21/09/2020
The single, most dramatic cause for the loss of biodiversity, species and natural habitats in Europe is intensive agriculture. To reverse this alarming trend, the EU must invest in nature protection. Where should the money come from, you ask? Look at our infographic for the answer.
Orange-bellied Parrot, a species brought back from the brink since CBD was founded © JJ Harrison/ Wikimedia Commons

Reflections on the fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook: we need to make this second chance count

Fri, 18/09/2020
This week, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) published the Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5) – a final and damning report card on the progress made against the 2020 ‘Aichi Biodiversity Targets’, making it clear that while the last UN decade on biodiversity has failed, this coming decade on ecosystem restoration cannot.
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Hundreds of organisations unite, calling world leaders to 'act on nature'

Fri, 18/09/2020
On the eve of the High Level Week of the UN General Assembly, a call for world leaders to act to halt and reverse nature loss this decade comes from far and wide: Businesses; Environment, Development and Humanitarian Organisations; Faith groups; Local and Regional Governments; Indigenous People; and Youth are all calling for action to secure a sustainable future for people and planet.