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European Parliament Votes for Nature

Tue, 02/02/2016
The European Parliament’s stood up to defend key EU nature laws in a vote at its plenary session in Strasbourg.
Windfarms on protected areas in Kaliakra, Bulgaria - Photo © RSPB images

Bulgarian government condemned by Court for failing nature

Thu, 14/01/2016
The country's failure to properly protect a Natura 2000 site on the Kaliakra cape is coming in for criticism from judges at the European Court of Justice, the court of the EU.

Big on big things?

Wed, 13/01/2016
In 2015, we set criteria to test the EU’s commitment to sustainable development and addressing the environmental crisis. How did the Commission perform?

Shifting into higher gear against illegal bird killing

Mon, 11/01/2016
How BirdLife is using a 'race' (among other things) to stop the illicit slaughter of millions of birds in the Mediterranean.

What's next for EU biodiversity?

Mon, 11/01/2016
Juncker’s long “to-do-list” to save Europe’s nature.

From conservation research to on-the-ground species protection

Mon, 11/01/2016
How our 'European Red List of Birds' has become a project (LIFE Euro SAP) to protect 16 threatened species.

From reducing bycatch to protection beyond borders: our 2016 marine objectives

Mon, 11/01/2016
More protected areas and management plans are needed to save seabirds.

Designing Europe's energy system of the future

Fri, 08/01/2016
2015 has left us waiting for a vision on how Europe will cut emissions, improve energy efficiency and increase renewable energy in the next decade. Will 2016 deliver?