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Thousands of sharks and sea turtles fall victim to bycatch in Cyprus every year

Tue, 29/06/2021

Thousands of sea turtles, seabirds, marine mammals, and sharks and rays fall victim to

Press release: EU countries take giant step towards killing nature

Fri, 25/06/2021

Today, representatives from European governments, the European Parliament and the Europ

the sand is slipping down an hourglass

5 reasons why Europe needs a new farming policy

Mon, 21/06/2021
In Europe, we have lost 57 percent of farmland birds in just 40 years. How? The ponds, trees and hedges that once characterised our agricultural landscapes have been taken over by huge intensive farms, which leave no space for natural habitats – no space for life. It's time for change.

Common Fisheries Policy: Mission not yet accomplished

Fri, 18/06/2021

Seven years after the last reform of the Common Fisheries

Peat pits in De Wieden, the Netherlands

How restoring peatlands can help us beat climate change

Fri, 11/06/2021
Peatlands are an incredible tool against the climate crisis: they absorb carbon from the atmosphere and keep it stored. Although peatlands only cover 3% of the world’s land area, they contain a third of the world's soil carbon. Katrien Wijns is restoring peatlands across Europe - this is her story.