BirdLife, alongside seven other European NGOs, have voiced significant concerns regarding the dissemination of inaccurate information pertaining to European wolves by the President of the European Commission.
After another summer with extreme weather, EU decision-makers are returning to their desks in Brussels. Meaning, it’s time to get back to those debates that matter most for nature and our future. Here’s what to look out for:
The Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) is a rare species that has captivated the attention of ornithologists worldwide. Unfortunately, throughout the 20th century, the Fennoscandian population has plummeted from over 10,000 birds to less than 100. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has designated the status of the species as globally ’Vulnerable’. These small, grey, geese with distinctive yellow eye-rings, are the most endangered breeding goose species in all of Europe.
Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Nature Restoration Law and the EU Green Deal, despite an unprecedented - and often outright absurd - disinformation campaign aiming to destroy it, led by conservative and right-wing politicians and agriculture and fisheries lobbies.
This year, BirdLife Finland is celebrating its 50th anniversary. As the country’s largest ornithological society, throughout its history it has been at the forefront of protecting its diverse range of birds and habitats.
Patryk Kokociński was elected as 'Baltic Farmer of the Year' in 2021 for his efforts to protect the Baltic Sea from eutrophication. Eutrophication results in the overgrowth of algae and the depletion of oxygen from bodies of water, and is caused by the use of agricultural fertilizers, sewage, industrial waste products, the livestock industry, and aquaculture.
Following today’s showdown, the plenary vote on the 12th of July will determine the future of the Nature Restoration Law after the ENVI Committee first rejected the attempt by conservative and right-wing groups to kill the law but later remained split in half on its own position.
The protection and management of forage fish species has been gaining prominence on the political agenda and for good reason. These low trophic level, small to medium-sized fish play a crucial role in marine food webs, serving as a lifeline for top marine predators and contributing to the overall health of marine ecosystems.