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The people have spoken: it’s time to #RestoreNature. What happens now?

Tue, 13/04/2021

After decades of attempts to convince governments and businesses to stop the exploitati

Oroklini lake, Cyprus

The Rewards of Nature Restoration

Fri, 09/04/2021
Over the course of the next few months, we are going to take a deep dive into the many benefits of nature restoration with a written docu-series: the rewards of nature restoration. It will feature fascinating stories of large-scale nature restoration in Europe, and the people behind them.

Diclofenac claims first official victim in Europe: the Cinereous Vulture

Thu, 08/04/2021
A Cinerous Vulture born in 2020 in the Boumort National Hunting Reserve has now been confirmed as the first victim of a vulture species to die from poisoning by veterinary diclofenac in Europe.

BirdLife threatens to walk out from Taxonomy Platform on Sustainable Finance

Fri, 02/04/2021

Right now, the European Commission is working towards finalising its sustainable financ

The Red Kite disappeared from England for 100 years © Scott M Ward / Shutterstock

Red List update: how we brought the Red Kite home to the UK

Fri, 05/03/2021
The 2020 Red List update showed that many raptors are now in peril. In more positive news, the Red Kite was downlisted to Least Concern, thanks in part to a wildly successful reintroduction program that saw the species return to England and Scotland after a century’s absence.

The EU and the UK have agreed to keep working together. What’s in it for nature?

Fri, 26/02/2021
For four and a half years, we have been working our way through the intricate and complex world of EU-UK trade negotiations. Now that the transition period is behind us, we can begin to assess this event’s implications for nature. Take a deep dive into the issue with our weekend long read.
Team members from EnvPro and E-grupa © Mihailo Jovićević

The new wave of plant conservationists in the Balkans

Fri, 19/02/2021
Move over bearded botanists: a new generation of young expert plant scientists are scaling remote Balkan mountains to save extremely rare plants found nowhere else – some with ranges smaller than a football field