On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded the territory of Ukraine. This threatened not only Ukraine's population but also biodiversity, including a significant number of rare and globally vulnerable bird species.
Every year, millions of seabirds travel to the Baltic Sea for the winter. But this is not a journey without peril. For those in the know, this region is infamous for being a global hotspot for seabird bycatch. The main culprit being gillnets. But the Lithuanian government is diving deep into murky waters to keep their bycatch problem a secret.
Our food system, the ways in which we produce food, is in grave danger due to both the climate crisis, and the alarming rate biodiversity is being wiped out. Shifting towards different consumption patterns is crucial not just for our food system, but in order to stop overstepping (or better, overeating) our planetary boundaries.
2022 is a year for anniversary celebrations at BirdLife, one of those being for BirdLife Malta, who celebrated their 60th anniversary in January. From battling illegal hunting and monitoring migratory bird species to managing four vital nature reserves and engaging communities across the country to support conservation, the organisation has played a crucial role in protecting Malta’s wildlife.
A new assessment released by Birdlife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau finds that EU Member States are failing to use CAP funds to address environmental degradation from intensive agriculture practices. This comes in time when Member States are putting final touch on their CAP strategic plans before their submission for the approval by the European Commission.