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Data boring? Or data vital?

Thu, 21/04/2016
Do datasets make you yawn? Well think again because without good data we cannot conserve our environment effectively.

This plant's funny name belies its dangerous...

Mon, 04/04/2016
The Hottentot Fig is an invasive alien species that was favoured for its beauty, but is slowly killing other local vegetation in Portugal.

What's next for EU biodiversity?

Mon, 11/01/2016
Juncker’s long “to-do-list” to save Europe’s nature.

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.

How Belgium is using the internet to find and get...

Fri, 02/10/2015
A great example of combining citizen science with on-the-ground action.

Will the EU’s new invasive species regulation...

Mon, 28/09/2015
Invasive alien species cause not only bird extinctions, but also economic damage. However, the new regulation may not be up to scratch.
Guianan Cock-of-the-rock © Maxime Dechelle

Protecting birds in ‘tropical’ Europe

Mon, 13/07/2015
The EU’s environment laws do not extend to its Member States’ overseas entities. This leaves it up to NGOs to save their globally threatened endemic species.

The aliens among us

Tue, 04/11/2014

The new EU Regulation against Invasive Alien Species enters into force.

EU finally addressing threat of Invasive alien...

Fri, 07/03/2014
The EU law to address Invasive Alien Species is high on the policy agenda in Brussels. After many ups and downs, the three EU institutions seem to have found a compromise on common rules which could halt the environmental, economic and health damages caused by animals and plants introduced to Europe.

Urgent International support sought for Azores...

Mon, 08/10/2012

Since 2003, the Globally Threatened Azores Bullfinch Pyrrhula murina, has benefitted co