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News Birds and Habitats Directives

Nature Summit: hundreds gather in Brussels to...

Fri, 20/11/2015
Hundreds gathering in Brussels for event calling on European Commission to protect key nature laws.
The European Parliament chamber in Brussels

Now Euro MPs join fight to protect nature laws

Thu, 29/10/2015
Another piece of good news today in the campaign to protect Europe’s key nature laws, the Birds and Habitats Directives.

Major EU countries join fight to protect European...

Tue, 27/10/2015
Key European nature laws have just been given a massive boost as a number of major EU countries, led by Germany, call for them to be protected.

First-ever conservation plan announced for the...

Wed, 21/10/2015
This species is so discreet that few humans have ever seen them. And few ever will, with populations set to decline rapidly over the next 3 generations. Can this plan save them?

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.

Co-operation key for reversing biodiversity...

Fri, 09/10/2015
Protecting and restoring nature in the European Union is incredibly important, but how do we stop declines in biodiversity? With the European Commission’s publication of a mid-term report on the Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 last week came confirmation that the situation remains hugely concerning.

Handbook launch shows how nature conservation and...

Wed, 23/09/2015
BirdLife, jointly with its partners in the BESTGRID project, has launched its handbook Protecting Nature in Power Grid Planning.

Citizens speak up: Don’t mess with the Nature...

Tue, 08/09/2015
520,325 citizens called on the European Commission to protect environmental laws in the biggest response to an EU public consultation. Is the Commission listening?

SEA ALERT

Mon, 06/07/2015
As millions of Europeans go to the beach (or dream about it) the seas are dying. Only 5,9% is protected and the Mediterranean is almost entirely overfished. This is not the time for less protection, it’s time for #naturealert

Gulls, turtles and seals, three marine triumphs

Mon, 06/07/2015
The Nature Directives work when they are put to good use. Here's the proof...

All you have to do…is listen to the birds

Mon, 08/06/2015
My name is Patricia Zurita, CEO of BirdLife International. I am an economist (a green one), originally from Ecuador and currently living in Cambridge.

"Juncker will soon abandon this course...

Mon, 08/06/2015
“Messing with the Nature Directives is unnecessary and dangerous. Juncker will soon abandon this course”: Stanley Johnson interviewed.

What is the solution for financing biodiversity?

Sat, 06/06/2015
The current approach for funding nature has failed entirely and is one of the main reasons that the biodiversity crisis in Europe remains. A new way forward is urgently needed.

Traveling through time, with and without, the...

Fri, 05/06/2015
Birds shot from August to May, wolves and goshawks considered vermin and exterminated without a second thought. Insects, frogs and turtles ignored. Just 5% of Europe’s landscape protected… welcome to Europe. Before the Nature Directives.