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Victory! - All for Nature, Nature for All

Wed, 07/12/2016
Victory! Today, the European Commission finally announced that they will uphold the benchmark and hugely popular laws that protect Europe’s Nature.

Carpe Naturam! A call on Vice-President...

Wed, 05/10/2016
First Vice-President Timmermans put his best foot forward in New York last week. In championing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals...

The Hunt for Green October

Wed, 05/10/2016
Autumn is truly here – birds yearn to fly south but are anxious to do so until knowing that the Nature Directives, so critical to protect them during their travels...

The future of Europe: dark horizon or bright sky?

Mon, 03/10/2016
The BirdLife Europe and Central Asia team responds to 'Brexit' and its potentially devastating consequences on Europe's environment.
White-tailed Eagle © Valerie O'Sullivan

What do birds tell us about the health of our...

Wed, 07/09/2016
I’m currently in Halle, Germany, following the works of “BirdNumbers 2016”.

Popular support for regulation that works

Tue, 06/09/2016
Many commentators are suggesting that the EU is currently locked in the throes of an existential crisis as a result of the UK Brexit vote,

Better Regulation for Better Results?

Tue, 06/09/2016
Over recent years, political concerns about the costs of regulation to business have risen to prominence, with accusations that rules such as those protecting rare species and habitats are placing “ridiculous costs” on businesses and the wider economy.

European Nature’s Debt to the Faceless ‘Lawocrats...

Tue, 06/09/2016

Wildlife has no concept of political borders.

It's autumn, free the Nature Directives!

Thu, 01/09/2016

It’s “back to school” for the European Commission after the summer break and one of the

European Commission expert study confirms that EU...

Wed, 06/07/2016

On 5 July the European Commission made public its expert study on the EU Nature Directi

Birds flying ©freesoulproduction/Shutterstock

Nobody can make it out here alone

Mon, 27/06/2016
The BirdLife Europe and Central Asia team respond to 'Brexit' and its potentially devastating consequences on Europe's environment.

Being 'Nature Alert' in Amsterdam

Mon, 06/06/2016
Perhaps the most important conference in the fight to save EU nature laws could end up a damp squib. Here's why.

UK's David Cameron supports EU nature laws,...

Thu, 02/06/2016
The declaration is supported by the RSPB and WWF UK, which say 'The safer option for our wildlife and environment is for the UK to remain within the EU'.

New study confirms EU nature laws’ effectiveness

Thu, 19/05/2016
Will it nudge the European Commission to release the results of the 'fitness check' of the Directives and declare them 'fit for purpose'?

More than 11,000 ‘Nature Alert’ citizens call on...

Wed, 18/05/2016
The time for waiting is over, people throughout Europe are ‘Nature Alert’ and are calling for action to protect and better implement the EU’s nature laws.

What's next in BirdLife's campaign to...

Tue, 03/05/2016
From research and a social media onslaught to national events by our Partners, we're doing it all.
Windfarms on protected areas in Kaliakra, Bulgaria - Photo © RSPB images

Bulgarian government condemned by Court for...

Thu, 14/01/2016
The country's failure to properly protect a Natura 2000 site on the Kaliakra cape is coming in for criticism from judges at the European Court of Justice, the court of the EU.

The European Commission has been alerted. Now for...

Thu, 17/12/2015
...making sure it listens and protects our nature laws.