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News Natura 2000

What's next for EU biodiversity?

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

The EU is calling for entries for the 2016 Natura...

Fri, 09/10/2015
Anyone who works to protect nature through the network is eligible. Read more about the deadline, how you can apply, and how to vote for your favourite conservation organisation.

Why protected areas matter

Mon, 06/07/2015
An off limit beach isn’t there to offend it’s a special place that has been set aside for the conservation of some animal, plant, or habitat.

Exotic plants, invasive rats, and fishnets

Fri, 03/07/2015
Invasive rats and cats eating seabird eggs and chicks, accidental entanglement in fish gear, exotic plants changing island ecology…just some of the things SPEA (BirdLife Portugal) has been battling to try and save seabirds.

Troubled waters for our seabirds

Fri, 26/06/2015
Seabirds across Europe are in trouble and lines on maps will not bring them back alone. But effective management of protected areas can give them a fighting chance to claw, peck and soar their way back up the slippery slope…away from extinction.

Natura 2000, a haven for seabirds in simmering...

Fri, 26/06/2015
Our seas are becoming warmer and acidified, extreme weather events are whipping them into a turbulent frenzy. European seabirds are in trouble, but Natura 2000 may offer a much needed haven to help them cope with this onslaught.

A simple gesture to preserve Europe’s richest...

Mon, 12/05/2014

On 21 May, the EU will celebrate the Natura 2000 Day for the 2nd year.

Ecological connectivity: what you do in your...

Tue, 16/04/2013
A new LIFE + project run by LIPU aims to raise citizens and authorities awareness on the importance of biodiversity by protecting an important nature area in Italy and communicating around nature.

From dogfight to protected birds’ estuary

Tue, 19/03/2013
After years of political dogfight there finally seems to be hope for the Western Scheldt estuary in the Netherlands, a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with multiple streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

National renewable energy Action Plan in Bulgaria...

Thu, 01/11/2012
Bulgaria has started implementing the regulations of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan 2011 – 2020.

Join NABU on May 21 to celebrate and learn about...

Fri, 11/05/2012
NABU (BirdLife in Germany) is inviting people to celebrate 20 years of the Natura 2000 network on 21st of May, at its conference “20 years, 20 percent – how to proceed with Natura 2000?”

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.

CEMEX and BirdLife complete groundbreaking study...

Mon, 18/10/2010
CEMEX has announced the results of a comprehensive scoping study on the biodiversity status of its operations worldwide undertaken in conjunction with BirdLife International, as part of a ten-year global partnership signed in 2007.

Please help to strengthen bird tourism in Iberia

Tue, 01/06/2010
In 2008, the BirdLife Partners in Spain (SEO/BirdLife) and Portugal (SPEA) started a project to improve ornithological tourism in relation to the Natura 2000 network. The project will focus on Spain and Portugal but will have relevance to the Natura 2000 network as a whole. The BirdLife Secretariat is supporting this project.