News biodiversity

Reflections on Rio – reaffirming and renewing...

Mon, 25/06/2012
As the 50,000 participants travel home after ten days of discussing The Future We Want, the outcome document from the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), it’s time to reflect on the substance of what was agreed.

Securing the web of life

Tue, 19/06/2012
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 according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

MEPs adopt the “Gerbrandy” Report on biodiversity

Tue, 15/05/2012
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 resolution on our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”, authored by Dutch Liberal MEP Mr Gerben Jan Gerbrandy.

EU Environment Ministers fail to stand up for...

Tue, 03/01/2012
The EU Environment Council conclusions on the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, show the interests of the farm lobby will weaken biodiversity protection.

BirdLife Europe calls for a renewables revolution...

Tue, 15/11/2011
With the launch of its new report, Meeting Europe’s Renewable Energy Targets in Harmony with Nature, in Brussels on 22 November, BirdLife Europe wants to show how we can meet our 2020 renewable energy targets without impacting on wildlife.

Environment Commissioners win a round for...

Thu, 06/10/2011
The European Commission has made a timid step forward towards honoring its commitment to integrate biodiversity in its legislative proposal on the Cohesion Policy, one of the two main components of the EU Budget.

186 NGOs protest against Turkish draft law that...

Thu, 27/01/2011
Representatives of 186 civil society associations gathered outside the Turkish Parliament on Monday in protests against Turkey’s contradictory and worrying ‘Nature and Biodiversity Conservation’ draft law.

NABU commemorates extinct species

Fri, 15/10/2010
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.

BirdLife calls upon the EU to champion...

Mon, 04/10/2010
BirdLife International handed in to the European Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Janez Potoƒçnik, its “message for Nagoya”.

New spring hunting season in Malta

Thu, 15/04/2010
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 Biodiversity’.