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Extractives industries in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

Fri, 12/06/2015
Africa holds a huge proportion of the world’s natural resources and the impact that the extractive Industry is having on biodiversity, ecosystems and local communities is a great concern. Across Africa, case studies abound in which extraction of minerals, forest products, oil and gas has left devastated landscapes and disillusioned communities.

Protection for key nature sites in the Bahamas

Fri, 12/06/2015
Five new National Parks totally 8,500 hectares have been established on San Salvador island in the Bahamas
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Yellow-breasted Bunting declined by 90%

Mon, 08/06/2015
One of Eurasia’s most abundant bird species has declined by 90% and retracted its range by 5000 km since 1980 a new study shows.

All you have to do…is listen to the birds

Mon, 08/06/2015
My name is Patricia Zurita, CEO of BirdLife International. I am an economist (a green one), originally from Ecuador and currently living in Cambridge.

"Juncker will soon abandon this course", says Stanley Johnson

Mon, 08/06/2015
“Messing with the Nature Directives is unnecessary and dangerous. Juncker will soon abandon this course”: Stanley Johnson interviewed.

Europe's most ambitious conservation project

Mon, 08/06/2015
Crops and barren fields, alien invaders, and illegal killing have had a terrible impact on populations of Europe’s native bird species. So great, that nearly 13% are threatened with extinction. But the LIFE Euro SAP project, will soon help...

What is the solution for financing biodiversity?

Sat, 06/06/2015
The current approach for funding nature has failed entirely and is one of the main reasons that the biodiversity crisis in Europe remains. A new way forward is urgently needed.

Wetlands for our Future

Sat, 06/06/2015

Wetlands are vital for human survival.

Traveling through time, with and without, the Nature Directives

Fri, 05/06/2015
Birds shot from August to May, wolves and goshawks considered vermin and exterminated without a second thought. Insects, frogs and turtles ignored. Just 5% of Europe’s landscape protected… welcome to Europe. Before the Nature Directives.