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EU Green Deal - good for climate, bad for biodiversity

Wed, 11/12/2019
Today, the European Commission announced their highly anticipated European Green Deal. The first of its kind in EU history, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has promised to deliver the Green deal in her first 100 days in office.

The Paris Agreement - without nature, a dead end path?

Wed, 11/12/2019
Madrid 10/12/2019 – Coinciding with the annual Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP25, and to inform the development of the upcoming European Green Deal and Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, BirdLife is taking action...

Will the Green Deal be a good deal for nature?

Tue, 03/12/2019
The newly appointed European Commission has already done what no Commission has done
The rare endemic Orjen Iris (Iris orjenii) ©Mihailo Jovićević

Protecting rare plant species on Orjen Mountain

Mon, 11/11/2019

Located within the Mediterranean basin, Orjen Mountain is considered an internationally

Fish Tales - Episode 1: Thomas from Cyprus

Tue, 05/11/2019
«My name is Thomas. I live in Cyprus. I am 63 years old, and I have been a fisherman for 36 years.» Being a fisher. Caring for nature.

Farmers deserve a just ecological transition, and the CAP should pay for it

Mon, 28/10/2019
To avert the climate and biodiversity crises, we must drastically reduce our carbon footprint. What does that mean for the people and regions whose economy has been made entirely dependent on intensive agriculture? They deserve a just transition, and the CAP should pay for it.

Catching fish, not seabirds

Tue, 13/08/2019
New EU law that gives seabirds a fighting chance against bycatch

Highlights from the ‘International Dawn Chorus 2019’ radio broadcast

Mon, 08/07/2019
Earlier this summer, our Irish partner BirdWatch Ireland had the great honour of co-producing the biggest and most ambitious live natural history radio broadcast ever made – the International Dawn Chorus Day. Niall Hatch who took part in the broadcast, shares his highlights from the day.