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Common Fisheries Policy: Mission not yet accomplished

Fri, 18/06/2021

Seven years after the last reform of the Common Fisheries

Thunderbird, la star de notre histoire, est une tortue caouanne © Miquel Gomila

La triste histoire de la tortue de mer dénommée, Thunderbird

Wed, 16/06/2021
Le voyage épique de 6 000 km, de l'Espagne au Sénégal, d'une tortue caouanne révèle certaines des principales menaces qui pèsent sur les tortues de mer. Six des sept tortues de mer sont classées comme vulnérables, en danger ou en danger critique d'extinction sur la liste rouge de l'UICN.
The enigmatic Sociable Lapwing has been the focus of international research and conservation efforts since 2005 © Rob Sheldon

Global research uncovers mysteries of rare Sociable Lapwing

Wed, 16/06/2021
Thanks to extensive research over the last 15 years, the Sociable Lapwing has gone from one of the world’s more obscure waders to one of its most studied, and it is now widely regarded as a flagship species for the conservation of the Central Asian steppes. We take a look at the work that has uncovered its mysteries and begun to conserve it.
Thunderbird, the star of our story, is a loggerhead sea turtle © Miquel Gomila

The sad tale of Thunderbird the Sea Turtle

Tue, 15/06/2021
An epic trip of 6,000 km, from Spain to Senegal, of a loggerhead turtle reveals some of the major threats to sea turtles. Six out of the seven sea turtles are classified as Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

First release of African Penguins at De Hoop Nature Reserve in South Africa

Tue, 15/06/2021
The release of 30 juvenile African Penguins into the wild this week represents a big step forward to re-establish a penguin colony on the south coast of South Africa. BirdLife South Africa, CapeNature and SANCCOB have partnered together in this ambitious attempt to help this Endangered species.
Eurasian Spoonbills observed at the Ribeira de Vinha waste water treatment plant © Biosfera

Cabo Verde waste water treatment plant is unexpected bird haven

Mon, 14/06/2021
Researchers in Cabo Verde have discovered that a waste water treatment plant is an important stopover site for migrating birds, reminding us that there is still so much left to learn about this African archipelago. Find out how the Biosfera team are working to conserve this artificial wetland.
Peat pits in De Wieden, the Netherlands

How restoring peatlands can help us beat climate change

Fri, 11/06/2021
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.
© Getbol World Heritage Promotion Team

Why the Korean Getbol tidal flats need World Heritage status

Fri, 11/06/2021
The Republic of Korea’s coastal wetlands are a vital feeding and breeding site for millions of waterbirds, including nine species that are globally threatened with extinction. This July, the World Heritage Committee will decide whether to inscribe these vital habitats onto the UNESCO World Heritage List – the most prestigious of all conservation designations.

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

Thu, 10/06/2021

Bycatch is one of the most significant threats to seabirds globally.