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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.

Two-FACEd hunting association says no to EU lead-ban

Thu, 20/02/2020

The terrible impact lead exposure has on humans, wildlife and nature has been known for

Climate and biodiversity: two birds of the same feather

Wed, 19/02/2020
To protect biodiversity also means to keep carbon within nature – and not eject it into the atmosphere where it changes the climate. We’re in a climate and biodiversity emergency: the EU must act accordingly.

Will the EU Green Deal be Europe's "man on the moon" moment?

Tue, 18/02/2020
For the EU Green deal to be the announced “moonshot moment” our leaders will need to connect with their inner young idealist and manage to turn off the more-of-the-same autopilot. Recent weeks suggest that won’t be easy...

We need money for nature: not lies about climate spending

Tue, 18/02/2020
Did you know that the Commission has been lying about its climate spending? A new study has revealed that there is much less climate spending in the current proposal for a new Common Agricultural Policy – a whole third of the EU budget – than the EU Commission claims.