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Why we need space for nature on farms

Fri, 10/04/2020
In order to survive, birds and bees, fauna and flora, need space: a natural habitat, a home. This simple yet fundamental need is being trampled upon by intensive agriculture. Intensive, pesticide-dependent monoculture farming is destroying nature at an alarming rate: we are now in a biodiversity emergency.
The fen landscape

Reviving the fen: therapy for Europe's lungs in Belarus

Mon, 30/03/2020
Fens are natural wetland habitats: a precious home to nature. Unfortunately, some fens risk being drained for farming, threatening both biodiversity and the climate...
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Nature never sleeps: let’s not let COVID19 nip the EU Green Deal in the bud

Wed, 25/03/2020
The immediacy of the crisis posed by the pandemic causes a range of emotions from anxiety to panic, anger and even confusion. Seemingly, out of nowhere, it has seized the planet’s consciousness and focus and, as tragedy often does, seems to unite more than separate us...

Decisive decade: nature restoration offers Europe's policy makers compelling solutions

Wed, 18/03/2020
Press release | This year the EU will take decisions that have far-reaching consequences for Europe's people and nature. A new set of policy papers, released today, outlines why and how European politicians should prioritise nature restoration in the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030.

There aren’t plenty more fish in the sea – so what is the EU going to do?

Thu, 05/03/2020
Over the past ten years, the EU has been calling for “blue growth” at sea, propelling the rhetoric that the ocean’s vast and untapped potential can support increased human activities. In reality, there has never been any vast, nor untapped potential at sea.

Blue Manifesto - The roadmap to healthy ocean in 2030

Wed, 04/03/2020

More than 100 environmental organisations, led by BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, Oceana,

Obituary: Arūnas Grigaitis 1961 – 2020

Wed, 04/03/2020
At BirdLife, we have been greatly saddened to learn of the passing of pioneering Lithuanian fisherman Arūnas Grigaitis while fishing at sea.

Lisbon airport mega-project threatens one of Europe’s most important wetlands

Thu, 20/02/2020
In spite of the concerns raised by scientists, environmental NGOs, engineers and safety experts, the Portuguese government have approved the Montijo airport mega-project. Our partner SPEA and others are now looking at how to stop this assault against nature.