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Green Infrastructure - Enhancing Europe’s Natural Capital

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 15:25

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 ensur...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

All aboard for sustainable fisheries!

Tue, 14/05/2013 - 14:17

On Monday 13th May, the day of the opening of the EU Fisheries Council in Brussels, BirdLife Europe together with other NGOs, politicians, fishermen and chefs joined forces to stop overfishing and preserve our oceans i...

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Malta acts on illegal hunting

Wed, 17/04/2013 - 08:25

Following electoral pledges designed to woo hunters’ votes the new Maltese government has further relaxed the hunting legislation in a country sadly famed for its rampant illegal killing of birds.As a result, hun...

Europe and Central Asia Malta

Ecological connectivity: what you do in your garden affects your neighbourhood

Tue, 16/04/2013 - 13:43

A new LIFE + project run by LIPU (BirdLife in Italy) aims to raise citizens and authorities awareness on the importance of biodiversity by...

Europe and Central Asia Italy Birds in Europe

Can Europe truly protect forests?

Tue, 26/03/2013 - 08:44

European countries, from Norway and Russia to Turkey and Kyrgyzstan have been negotiating for some time on the future role of forests and the compliance of international and national actions for an enhanced forest protection for...

Europe and Central Asia Austria

Producing biofuels without increasing greenhouse gas emissions

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 10:11

A recent report about the Dutch biofuels market, compiled by research institute CE Delft, reveals that the environmental performance of biofuels sold on the Dutch market ...

Europe and Central Asia Netherlands

European Parliament vote falls short of real CAP reform

Mon, 18/03/2013 - 15:11

On 13 March the European Parliament voted on two of this year’s key policy issues; the EU Budget for the next seven years and the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), which eats up 40% of ...

Europe and Central Asia

Spanish media project to promote Natura 2000

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:20

SEO/BirdLife (BirdLife in Spain), in collaboration with the Spanish news agency EFE, recently launched a four year Life+ project "Activa Red Natura 2000" focusing on the Spanish Natura 2000 Netw...

Europe and Central Asia Spain

Court Ruling Threatens Red-Breasts

Thu, 14/02/2013 - 10:07

In January, the Bulgarian Court overturned a decision by the Bulgarian Minister of the Environment to revoke permission for a wind energy project threatening a high nature value area as well as the globally endangered bird spe...

Europe and Central Asia Bulgaria

Sealing the EU budget deal and slamming the door on environment

Tue, 12/02/2013 - 07:32

On Friday 8 February, after months of discussions and a final 24 hour sprint session during the EU Summit, the 27 EU Heads of State, finally agreed on the EU budget for...

Europe and Central Asia

The risk of assuming that biomass is sustainable

Mon, 11/02/2013 - 09:06

On Wednesday 30 January green NGOs, including BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, the EEB and FERN, organized the conference “How Sustainable is Scandinavian Biomass?” an issue relevant not only to countr...

Europe and Central Asia

New report presents alternatives to harmful biofuels to decarbonise EU transport

Thu, 17/01/2013 - 10:54

Europe can effectively replace oil with renewable energy in transport without resorting to harmful biofuels, according to the new repo...

Europe and Central Asia

Help end overfishing in Europe by painting a fish online and making your voice heard

Thu, 17/01/2013 - 08:29

BirdLife Europe encourages you to paint a fish online and send it to your MEPs with a message to halt overfishing in Europe. H...

Europe and Central Asia Marine

Committing to sustainable electricity grids in Europe

Thu, 06/12/2012 - 09:56

One way to tackle the threat of climate change is to change how we source our energy. We are all increasingly dependent on electricity to power our computers and dishwashers and the though...

Europe and Central Asia

EU plan launched to halt seabird killing in fisheries after decade-long campaign

Fri, 16/11/2012 - 14:19

On Friday 16 November, after a 12 year long campaign by BirdLife Europe, the European Commission has finally launched an EU Plan of ...

Europe and Central Asia Seabirds and Marine - Europe and Central Asia

BirdLife Europe calls on MEPs to design a sustainable Fisheries Policy reform

Tue, 13/11/2012 - 09:33

From 6 to 8 November, Birdlife Europe raised the awareness of Members of the European Parliament (MEP) on overfishing in Europe through an e...

Europe and Central Asia Marine

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

Friday 13th: Lucky or unlucky day for CAP reform?

Mon, 16/07/2012 - 19:17

Environmental and farming groups call for greener and fairer farmingOn July 13, the European Commission organised an important conference on the future of Europe’s farming. Environmental and...

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

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