Europe and Central Asia
the sand is slipping down an hourglass
21 Jun 2021

5 reasons why Europe needs a new farming policy

In Europe, we have lost 57 percent of farmland birds in just 40 years. How? The ponds, trees and hedges that once characterised our agricultural landscapes have been taken over by huge intensive farms, which leave no space for natural habitats – no space for life. It's time for change.
18 Jun 2021

Common Fisheries Policy: Mission not yet accomplished

Seven years after the last reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) entered into force, the EU, which has exclusive competence in this area, is yet to succeed in fulfilling its objectives.
Peat pits in De Wieden, the Netherlands
11 Jun 2021

How restoring peatlands can help us beat climate change

Peatlands are an incredible tool against the climate crisis: they absorb carbon from the atmosphere and keep it stored. Although peatlands only cover 3% of the world’s land area, they contain a third of the world's soil carbon. Katrien Wijns is restoring peatlands across Europe - this is her story.
10 Jun 2021

EU Seabird Bycatch Action Plan – Good intentions, little action!

Bycatch is one of the most significant threats to seabirds globally. In European waters alone, at least 200,000 seabirds die caught in fishing gear, every year.
White Tailed Eagle © Jaroslav Pap courtesy of Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Shot and left for dead: help us put an end to this persecution.

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