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EU legislation to tackle invasive alien species long overdue

Tue, 04/06/2013 - 14:53

Invasive alien species are one of the five main drivers of biodiversity loss globally, and yet at EU level the current approach to this problem is a patchwork of inconsistent...

Europe and Central Asia Invasive Alien Species - Europe and Central Asia

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund provides US$10 million for biodiversity conservation in Indo-Burma Region

Thu, 13/12/2012 - 11:09

After four years, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s (CEPF) investmen...

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Invest Now or Pay More for Biodiversity Losses Later, say World’s Leading Environmental Groups

Tue, 09/10/2012 - 23:10

Hyderabad, India (Oct. 10th, 2012) – World leaders gathering in India this week at the UN’...

Worldwide

300 million farmland birds lost since 1980 - How many more must we lose before changing course on the CAP?

Tue, 17/07/2012 - 11:29

The latest scientific data brought together by BirdLife International and the Euro...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Reflections on Rio – reaffirming and renewing rhetoric but has anything really changed?

Mon, 25/06/2012 - 22:25

As the 50,000 participants travel home after ten days of discussing The Future We Want, the outcome document from th...

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Securing the web of life

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 14:36

The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal and plant species. The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened S...

Worldwide Invasive Alien Species

MEPs adopt the “Gerbrandy” Report on biodiversity

Tue, 15/05/2012 - 14:59

On April 20th the European Parliament made a stand in support of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development when it adopted the “Motion for a European Parliament resolutio...

Europe and Central Asia Birds in Europe

EU Environment Ministers fail to stand up for nature in face of farm lobby interests

Tue, 03/01/2012 - 09:53

On Monday 19 December the EU Environment Council in Brussels came out with conclusions on the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, i...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

BirdLife Europe calls for a renewables revolution in harmony with nature

Tue, 15/11/2011 - 12:48

With the effects of climate change already being felt and carbon emissions actually increasing last year, the need for new sustainable energy has neve...

Europe and Central Asia

186 NGOs protest against Turkish draft law that could destroy the Anatolia region

Thu, 27/01/2011 - 14:28

Representatives of 186 civil society associations gathered outside the Turkish Parliament on Monday in protests against Turkey’s con...

Europe and Central Asia

NABU commemorates extinct species

Fri, 15/10/2010 - 06:55

On 14 October, NABU (BirdLife in Germany), organised a demonstration to send a strong message to the German government and the European Environment Ministers, which were finalising their position for the CBD COP10 in Nagoya. NA...

Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife calls upon the EU to champion biodiversity in Nagoya and at home

Mon, 04/10/2010 - 08:08

BirdLife International launches its key priorities on biodiversity ahead of the CBD COP 10 in Japan. Last Thursday BirdLife International handed in...

Europe and Central Asia

New spring hunting season in Malta

Thu, 15/04/2010 - 08:37

The shameful decision by the Maltese Government to open the spring hunting season in 2010 is a set back for nature conservation, which is particularly disturbing as 2010 is supposed to be the ‘International Year of Biodi...

Europe and Central Asia Malta Birds in Europe