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The Promised Land – sustainable agriculture & the EU climate package

Fri, 28/10/2016
Sam Lee-Gammage, Senior Policy Officer with the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK), explains why the EU must ‘lead us to the promised land’ – a sustainable food & farming future

The Bearded Vulture – plumes of prophesy?

Fri, 28/10/2016
Pascal Orabi, coordinator of the LIFE GYPCONNECT conservation project, explains how the Raptors Task Force at LPO (BirdLife in France) is working to reconnect...

Powering people, empowering nature – the 6th European grid conference

Tue, 18/10/2016
Alice Collier, Climate Change Officer for the RSPB, explains why power grid development is essential for a European renewables revolution...

Lipstick on a pig? The 2nd Cork Declaration on Rural Development

Thu, 06/10/2016
In the wake of the 2nd Cork Declaration on Rural Development, Thomas Quinn weighs up the chronic imbalances of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...

The hunt for truly green bioenergy? The EU's renewable energy package

Thu, 06/10/2016
At the end of November, the EU will publish its much anticipated Renewable Energy Package. Sini Eräjää explains how the case of bioenergy...

Carpe Naturam! A call on Vice-President Timmermans to free the Nature Directives.

Wed, 05/10/2016
First Vice-President Timmermans put his best foot forward in New York last week. In championing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals...

Fly away with me: the new Species Action Plan Tracking Tool (SAP TT)

Wed, 05/10/2016
The LIFE EuroSAP project: ten European countries, three years and one clear goal – halting the population decline of sixteen species of iconic European birds...

Bird Camp Besh 2016 – engaging young people in conservation in Azerbaijan

Wed, 05/10/2016
Bird Camp Besh 2016 – four days of birding in one of the most spectacular migration bottlenecks in Europe. From 16 to 19 September, 27 young naturalists camped by...

Wings over Israel: conservation challenges & second chances

Wed, 05/10/2016
Israel is one of the most important bird migration bottlenecks in the world. Twice a year, when the call of warmer climes springs nature into action...