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EU Commission seeks to allow the spread of a...

Fri, 13/04/2012
On explicit request of the main farmers unions, the department taking care of health and consumers issues within the European Commission (DG SANCO), has proposed to dismantle a European bio- safety regime by removing the obligation on countries to contain the spread of a highly destructive maize pest, the Western corn rootworm, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera.

Birds in Europe 3, 2, 1… launch!

Thu, 05/04/2012
100 ornithologists and stakeholders from 40 countries met in the southern Czech town of Mikulov to launch the exciting three-year project “Birds in Europe 3”. The overall goal is to collate the best available data on the distribution, trends and abundance of all European bird species, and produce the third assessment of their population status.

Urgent message from Denmark: "CAP must...

Wed, 07/03/2012
BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) have launched a video highlighting the many problems facing the European agricultural ecosystem.

New study casts doubt on climate credentials and...

Mon, 20/02/2012
A major increase in imports of wood fuel to Europe from the US could do more harm than good for our environment, a new report has revealed. Burning wood pellets – or biomass – in European power stations is playing an increasing part in the efforts to reach the EU renewable energy target.

Birdlife Europe's key recommendations for a...

Wed, 15/02/2012
As Denmark has taken over the Presidency of the EU, BirdLife Europe, together with DOF/ BirdLife in Denmark, has produced a new issue of its bi-annual publication “Greening Europe”, highlighting BirdLife Europe’s EU policy priorities for the upcoming six months, and providing Denmark with ‘five keys to a successful Presidency’.

A smarter and greener EU Budget would contribute...

Wed, 08/02/2012
A coalition of Environmental Groups launches a major study by GHK Consultants on “the contribution a green EU Budget could make to job creation and the economy”

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.

The EU continues to fail in financing successful...

Mon, 12/12/2011
On Monday 12 December, the European Commission proposed the renewal after 2013 of the LIFE programme, a key tool for financing biodiversity and the Natura 2000 network.

New EU fisheries fund: a shift towards...

Fri, 02/12/2011
The European Commission has made a step in retargeting EU fisheries subsidies towards sustainable fishing and supporting marine life and ecosystems, while increasing transparency and conditionality of the fund.

Solar, wind and ocean energy ‘greenest’ for...

Tue, 22/11/2011
Energy from the sun, wind and oceans can be harnessed without harm to Europe’s birds and other wildlife, but European and national governments must step up to the challenge, according to a report released on Tuesday 22 November, in Brussels. Leading conservation body BirdLife Europe has added its voice to call for a renewables revolution to combat climate change.

Grid operators and environmental organisations...

Tue, 22/11/2011
Nineteen grid operators and environmental NGOs signed the European Grid Declaration on Electricity Network Development and Nature Conservation in Europe on 10 November 2011 in Brussels, in an open signatory process.

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.

Appeal to EU policy makers to stop needless...

Fri, 21/10/2011
BirdLife Europe launches exhibition at the European Parliament with stunning albatross images

EuroBirdwatch11: more than 80,200 people...

Thu, 13/10/2011
Over the first weekend in October, BirdLife invited people to observe and learn about the fascinating bird migration for "EuroBirdWatch" – BirdLife’s annual birdwatching event in Europe.

CAP disappoints on green hopes

Wed, 12/10/2011
BirdLife is deeply disappointed with the CAP reform proposals that have emerged from the Commission.

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.

BirdLife Europe continues to strengthen ties...

Thu, 06/10/2011
BirdLife Europe, in collaboration with BirdLife Partners organised a lunch debate on the topic 'Business for Biodiversity, Sustainable solutions for a changing world'.

BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement...

Wed, 05/10/2011
BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials, launched a biodiversity partnership.