Biodiversity loss and climate change: two inextricably linked existential threats. Since 2015, we’ve had the universal climate goal of ‘1.5 degrees or under’. Now: introducing a Global Goal for Nature, what ‘nature-positive’ means and how it will be measured.
The European Commission is set to release its new forest strategy on 20 July, and the European industrial forestry lobby is pushing hard for it to focus on their narrow short-term financial interests. The undersigned organisations call on the Commission to stand strong and ensure the Strategy signals a shift towards nature protection and action to tackle the climate crisis.
It has been nearly nine months since we launched our appeal to save Africa's vultures. We are extremely grateful for all the support we have received, which is already making real change for these magnificent birds of prey. Here’s an update on what your donations have helped us to achieve so far.
Finding space in the sea is a task easier said than done. Every inch of the ocean is dedicated to a specific activity, whether it is economic, social, or environmental. Shipping, fishing, sand, oil and gas extraction, wind parks, and marine protected areas are all competing in a limited space, defined by borders that are not always respected.
It’s no secret – we’re in a climate crisis, and nature is suffering. I am very much aware of this fact; I am a biologist, and I have been working for Natuurpunt, a nature protection NGO, for the past eleven years. And yet, every time I stop and think about it, I am taken aback by the sheer scale of the crisis.
The lack of implementation of the EU Action Plan for reducing the incidental catch of seabirds in fishing gears (EU-POA) has hindered progress, and seabird bycatch in the EU, and by EU vessels fishing outside EU waters, remains a pressing issue.