News Nature Directives

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.

A real European union emerges to back nature

Wed, 16/12/2015
Environment Ministers from EU member countries have backed the Nature Directives in the face of a European Commission 'Fitness Check' process.

Now The Netherlands joins fight to save Europe...

Tue, 08/12/2015
The Netherlands has today joined the ten EU countries who've already publicly stood up for Europe’s key nature laws.

The verdict is in: Europe’s nature laws are fit...

Thu, 12/11/2015
We're getting the first findings from European lawmakers on their review of key European nature laws.
SEO/BirdLife Executive Director Asunción Ruíz receiving the award © SEO/BirdLife

BirdLife Spain receives top European award

Wed, 04/11/2015
Campo de Montiel, a Natura 2000 site in the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha, has today played host to a celebration of the Natura 2000 Awards, which has been jointly presented to SEO/BirdLife, Agencia EFE and BirdLife Europe as a result of their campaign ‘‘Natura 2000 Day’’.

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.

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?

Fighting the enemies of Europe’s natural world

Mon, 06/07/2015
“Timmermans and Juncker want to improve the Nature Directives? We have our doubts, but if that’s really true, here’s what they should be looking for...” Alistair Gammell, father of the Birds Directive, speaks out.

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...