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Fish Tales – Episode 5: Hasan from Izmir

Wed, 01/07/2020
"My name is Hasan. I live in Izmir, Turkey.

Science isn’t negotiable: Environment MEPs break off CAP negotiations with COMAGRI

Fri, 19/06/2020
It’s over. The gulf was just too wide. On 10 June, the MEPs from the Environment Committee (COMENVI) broke off negotiations with their counterparts in the Agriculture Committee (COMAGRI) on the upcoming vote on the Common Agricultural Policy.

Victory: destructive Biscarrués dam will not be built

Fri, 19/06/2020
After a legal battle spanning nearly three decades, the Spanish supreme court has finally prohibited the construction of the destructive Biscarrués dam and reservoir.
Prespa Trout © Ljubomir Stefanov

Plan of action for Prespa Trout now in the pipeline

Thu, 18/06/2020
Thanks to a grant from Prespa Ohrid Nature Trust and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, conservationists in North Macedonia can begin working on a plan to save the Endangered Prespa Trout from extinction.

Save the Mountains: the uphill battle to protect Šar and Osogovo

Thu, 18/06/2020
Have you ever caught a glimpse of a chamois dashing through the snowy mugo pine trees of the Šar mountains? Have you tasted the wild strawberries that grow in the foothills of the Osogovo range? These mesmerizing mountain ranges are bursting with biodiversity. Unfortunately, they’re under threat...

Spring Alive is here: how HeidelbergCement educates children on the wonders of nature

Thu, 18/06/2020
With summer unfolding as we’d expect, with buds maturing and  timid flowers awakening

What is the role of bioenergy in a decarbonised Europe?

Wed, 10/06/2020
With its proposed European Green Deal, the European Union aims at becoming the first carbon neutral continent by mid-century. This objective will require deep transformations in the way we consume, move and produce.
Awatef fording a river during fieldwork © Louis Marie Préau

Awatef Abiadh named 'Hotspot Hero' for inspirational conservation work

Tue, 09/06/2020
The Tunisian conservationist, based at LPO (BirdLife in France), has been recognised by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund for her contribution to conservation in the Mediterranean.