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Nature alert. Commission alerted

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 11:35

It’s a tale of two miracles. The first: over 100 NGOs, in 28 European capitals, are launching a campaign today to stop Juncker’s attack against the laws that protect Nature. The second? By re-reading the Directives we’ve rediscove...

Europe and Central Asia

The challenge of bringing marine wildlife back in EU waters

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 10:55

Member States urgently need to implement the marine Natura 2000 network and underpin it with concrete measures that will give our seabirds a fighting chance against the growing...

Europe and Central Asia

Four good reasons to defend the Nature Directives

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 10:03

By the time the 1970s hit Europe, one had to go to remote corners to be surrounded by nature and see spectacular wildlife such as eagles, pelicans and large mammals. Centuries of persecution and h...

Europe and Central Asia

Hungary’s nature is in peril

Mon, 11/05/2015 - 09:36

Hungary is about to approve a law that will transfer land management rights from nature conservation organizations to an agency which has economic rather than conservation interests. If approved the new legislation is likely to damage...

Europe and Central Asia Hungary

A sustainable future for birds and energy

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 00:02

With an ever-increasing global demand for energy, developing new and expanding existing renewable energy technologies are key when striving towards a low carbon future. Yet energy cannot be truly sustainable and ...

Worldwide Migratory Birds and Flyways

Women in Conservation: Peace, love and mushrooms!

Thu, 07/05/2015 - 12:05

Small can be beautifulThis was again clearly shown by the recently completed small grant project under the Women in Healthy Sustainable Societies programme at the Echuya Forest Reserve Important...

Africa Uganda

Romanian hunting law threatens wild birds and violates the Birds Directive

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:58

Romania is about to approve a law that will allow spring hunting and trespassing on private property. The legislation would clearly violate the Bi...

Europe and Central Asia Romania Birds in Europe

Rovio's Angry Birds team up with BirdLife to fight bird extinction

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 10:00

The famous Angry Birds team up with BirdLife International in a unique campaign to protect real-life birds in the South Pacific. Like their counterparts...

Worldwide Invasive Alien Species