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Desertas Petrel (Pterodroma deserta) ©Agami Photo Agency

Secluded seabird haven discovered in the North Atlantic soon to become a Marine Protected Area

Fri, 24/09/2021

Right now, 15 governments and the EU are working towards designating a Marine Protected

Swan on Chiemsee, Germany. Photo by Travis Blessing

What gives you hope for the future?

Thu, 23/09/2021
As you probably know all too well, the struggle to protect nature can be disheartenin
Eurasian Skylark by Bob Brewer

French President Macron wants to allow trapping of 110,000+ wild birds

Thu, 16/09/2021
Terrible news for wild birds in France: President Emmanuel Macron has just re-authorised horrific bird trapping practices which only have their place in history books. BirdLife’s French Partner, LPO, reports.

Seabird of the month: Arctic Loon/Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica)

Mon, 06/09/2021
The Arctic Loon is frequently bycaught in the Baltic Sea, but also occasionally in the Mediterranean Sea. Our Partners are working on projects to tackle seabird and multi-taxa bycatch.
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) take flight in Texel, the Netherlands

Opinion: the EU has the duty to lead the movement to protect nature worldwide

Fri, 27/08/2021
We are at a critical juncture in our history and that of our planet: the joint climat

How restoring nature keeps the floods at bay

Wed, 25/08/2021
Fires. Storms. Floods. The climate crisis is here, and it’s making extreme weather events ever more frequent. As we fight the root causes of the crisis, it is just as important to protect ourselves against its consequences. We must adapt. To do so, restoring our natural landscapes is essential.

Restoring nature puts food on the table

Thu, 05/08/2021
Give someone a fish, they’ll eat for a day.

Countdown 2030: as the planetary crisis bites, why it pays to invest in nature for the climate

Fri, 30/07/2021
While the challenge can feel enormous, it is worth remembering that everything we do now can make a difference.