News Biodiversity targets

15% of land and freshwater environments are now protected - but is it enough? © Bjorn Olesen

Why aren’t countries meeting their targets to...

Fri, 24/05/2019
You may have seen the recent news that one million species are at risk of extinction. But how did the world get to this point, and what can we do to turn things around? Thankfully, the report that brought this crisis into the public eye also sheds light on the solutions.
Biodiversity describes the myriad connections between all living things © Symonenko Viktoriia / Shutterstock

The B word: communicating biodiversity to a world...

Thu, 02/05/2019
Biodiversity. It’s the magnificent infrastructure that supports all life on earth, including ours. But we’re losing it fast. With the biodiversity crisis quite possibly surpassing climate change as the greatest threat to humanity, we explore why many do not seem to realise the urgency, and reveal why next year is the crucial time for a plan ‘B’.
Tourmaline Sunangel © Wang LiQiang

7 reasons why this month’s Biodiversity...

Thu, 15/11/2018
From 17th – 29th November, governments from across the world will meet at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt to review progress towards conserving biodiversity for people and planet and start to craft a new deal for nature and people – and BirdLife will be attending. The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.

Looking back: Is Europe on track to save global...

Mon, 12/10/2015
Halfway to the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, we analyse if the EU is doing enough to protect the environment over the next five years.

What's next for the EU2020 strategy to...

Mon, 12/10/2015
With only five years to go, here's what the EU and Member States need to do to prevent the further loss of species and ecosystems.

Green Infrastructure - Enhancing Europe’s Natural...

Tue, 14/05/2013
On Monday 6th May the European Commission launched a new strategy to encourage the deployment of green infrastructure. The strategy also revealed a clear policy signal to ensure that the enhancement of natural processes that provide multiple benefits, such as green infrastructure, becomes a systematic part of spatial planning. This is a key element of the implementation of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy towards 2020.