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An Open Letter from Scientists: EMFF

Mon, 02/11/2020

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Dailus Laurence, 29, started working on Cousin Island at the age of 21 © Nature Seychelles

Nature Seychelles warden wins 2020 African Ranger Award

Mon, 02/11/2020
Dailus Laurence, the Chief Warden of Cousin Island Special Reserve and employee of Nature Seychelles (BirdLife Partner), has won the prestigious 2020 African Ranger Award, promoted by the Alibaba Foundation and the Paradise Foundation. The award includes prize money of US$ 10,000.

Open letter to President von der Leyen: Withdraw the CAP

Fri, 30/10/2020
Nature is in crisis, and we desperately need a real EU Green Deal to get us on the track to recovery. That's why, alongside civil society organisations, we are sending an open letter to Commission President von der Leyen asking her to withdraw the CAP.
30 Bojer's Skinks were evacuated from Ile de la Passe © Mauritian Wildlife Foundation

Reptile rescue mission after devastating Mauritius oil spill

Thu, 29/10/2020
When an oil freighter ran aground within a few kilometres of Mauritian nature reserves, local conservationists rushed in to rescue three globally threatened lizard species found nowhere else. The reptiles were moved to a captive breeding programme that could provide a vital lifeline.
Loggerhead turtle monitoring © Projeto Biodiversidad, Island of Sal

Call for proposals: coastal areas in Cabo Verde

Wed, 28/10/2020
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 of coastal areas in Cabo Verde.

It is urgent to ban toxic lead shot in the EU

Mon, 26/10/2020
Responding to EU citizens’ concerns on the state of the environment, the alarming los

No More New Hydropower In Europe: A Manifesto

Mon, 26/10/2020

For decades in Europe we have been building hydropower plants along our rivers, damagin

5 Reasons to ban lead shot in wetlands

Fri, 23/10/2020

Lead is poison for birds, biodiversity and people.

Press release: European Parliament wants to kill off nature for good

Thu, 22/10/2020

This Friday, Members of the European Parliament will conclude a series of nature-killin