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European bee eater (Merops apiaster)

Are you the next winner of the Quarry Life Award?

Thu, 22/07/2021
HeidelbergCement has just launched the 5th edition of the Quarry Life Award.
A Common Crane and its chicks, Gru and Dru, in the valley of the Black Brook

Cuteness alert: first Crane chicks are born in Belgium!

Wed, 14/07/2021
Have you heard of Gru and Dru? They’re two nine-week old Common Crane chicks. They’re eating roots, hanging around the nest, and beginning to fly short distances; like other chicks of their age. But they are not just any cranes: they might be the first Common Cranes ever to be born in Belgium.
Biomass power plant in Gardanne, France

Press release: EU Commission labels burning trees for energy ‘sustainable’ - 97% of European forests could be at risk of destruction

Wed, 14/07/2021
“Fit for 55" package takes two steps forward, and 100 steps back with revised Renewable Energy Directive proposal
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Restoring nature, restoring joy

Tue, 13/07/2021
Restoring nature is a marvellous thing. It’s great for wildlife, of course, but it’s also highly beneficial to human beings. My name is Felipe Gonzalez Sanchez, and I would like to tell you about a restoration project I worked on called Eco Astillero XXI.

Countdown 2030: four lessons from the first month of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Wed, 07/07/2021

We are one month on from the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, with ano

Press release: European Parliament approves budget to continue the destruction of nature at sea

Tue, 06/07/2021
Business as usual and mass funding of nature destruction under new European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund

The forest strategy must support people, nature and the climate, and not bow to industry pressure

Wed, 30/06/2021
The undersigned organisations call on the Commission to stand strong and ensure the Strategy signals a shift towards nature protection and action to tackle the climate crisis.