Right now, the climate crisis is devastating species across the globe, and several studies show that seabirds are particularly vulnerable to its impacts – on top of all the other threats they face during their lifetime.
Lead is a toxic pollutant, and yet it’s still being spewed into our environment through hunting, sports shooting and fishing activities. Here we’ll bring you up to speed with the latest in the fight across the UK and EU to consign this poison to the history books!
Each year, around 25 million birds are illegally killed across the Mediterranean – a region where many, such as the declining European Turtle-dove, are undertaking already perilous migrations. BirdLife is committed to helping countries halve this figure by 2030.
Have you heard about the Environmental Liability Directive? In a nutshell, it is a comprehensive EU-wide liability regime for environmental damage, which is based on the principle that the polluter pays, meaning that the one that caused the environmental damage is liable for its remediation. It entered into force in 2007. In an ideal world, this directive would prevent environmental damage to happen in the first place. But planet earth is far from utopic, and it turns out this piece of legislation is not as effective as we wished.