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Crunch time for the Brexit negotiations – Nature must be protected!

Mon, 12/10/2020
With the pandemic using up most of the oxygen in our national and European debates, Brexit still remains as a topic that we should focus on as negotiations enter their final stretch, ostensibly by next week, and at the latest by the end of the year.

How’s nature doing? BirdLife joins momentous collaboration for EU State of Nature report

Wed, 07/10/2020
How can we secure a healthy, sustainable future for nature and people? What do we need to do, and when? In order to figure that out, we first need to understand how nature is doing right now.

Olive oil is no longer a threat for migratory birds

Fri, 02/10/2020
I am convinced that most of the rather complex and long-standing planetary problems of our age can be solved by looking onto our food plates. Let me explain why.

Ending “temporary cessation” for good – How an EU subsidy is driving overfishing

Wed, 23/09/2020
This report explores and demonstrates, how EU payments for “temporary cessation” of fishing are not only an ineffective management tool for reducing fishing effort, but also ineffective in supporting marine conservation efforts.

Wetland birds win battle against lead-based hunting

Wed, 23/09/2020

In Europe, every year, 20,000 tons of lead hunting ammunition is shot into our natural

We need money for nature now

Mon, 21/09/2020
The single, most dramatic cause for the loss of biodiversity, species and natural habitats in Europe is intensive agriculture. To reverse this alarming trend, the EU must invest in nature protection. Where should the money come from, you ask? Look at our infographic for the answer.

The Nubian Nightjar: worrying trends in Israel and beyond

Thu, 20/08/2020
A scientific article by our Israeli partner, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.

External Dimension of the European Common Fisheries Policy

Thu, 23/07/2020

While EU fish stocks are severely overfished, around 1,000 European vessels are authori

EU Biodiversity Strategy: are we on the right track to protect nature?

Fri, 17/07/2020
A couple months ago, the European Commission heeded the desperate call of the scientific community and multiple generations. They adopted an ambitious Biodiversity Strategy, that reflects the reality of the environmental crisis we are facing. So, are we really on the right track to protect nature?