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Biomass power plant in Gardanne, France

Press release: EU Commission labels burning trees for energy ‘sustainable’ - 97% of European...

Wed, 14/07/2021
“Fit for 55" package takes two steps forward, and 100 steps back with revised Renewable Energy Directive proposal
Flying into danger: around 1 in 5 Great Indian Bustards die on powerlines every year © Devesh Gadhavi

New India powerline ruling is lifeline for Critically Endangered bustard

Wed, 14/07/2021
The Great Indian Bustard is on the brink of extinction. Collision with powerlines is the biggest threat – but hope is at hand. This year, the Indian Supreme Court ruled that all powerlines should be taken underground at its breeding stronghold – a lifeline for this and many other bird species.
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) and Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

Restoring nature, restoring joy

Tue, 13/07/2021
Restoring nature is a marvellous thing. It’s great for wildlife, of course, but it’s also highly beneficial to human beings. My name is Felipe Gonzalez Sanchez, and I would like to tell you about a restoration project I worked on called Eco Astillero XXI.
50-100 years ago, this was one  of the commonest birds  in Java’s farmlands © Simon Bruslund

A million caged, none in the wild: freeing the Javan Pied Starling

Fri, 09/07/2021
Over a million kept as pets in Indonesian homes, yet likely none left in their natural habitat: this is the extraordinary story of the Javan Pied Starling and what it represents for the Asian songbird crisis. Thankfully, plans for breeding and reintroduction raise hopes.

Countdown 2030: four lessons from the first month of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Wed, 07/07/2021

We are one month on from the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosysteml Restoration, with an

Bees and other pollinators are increasingly threatened by human activities © Seydou Nacro

Natural compost helps women farmers in Burkina Faso get better yields

Wed, 07/07/2021
Natural compost is a reliable alternative to chemical fertilizers in improving agricultural yields for women farmers in Burkina Faso, while promoting conservation of micro-organisms and insects, ensuring the survival of migratory birds and optimal pollination of crops.
Without a team of CLP alumni, the grey-breasted parakeet would still be plummeting towards extinction © Fábio Nunes

Call for applications: Conservation Leadership Programme team awards

Wed, 07/07/2021
CLP is delighted to invite applications to our 2022 Team Awards from teams of early-career conservationists leading critical projects worldwide. All applications must be submitted using the online platform by 11:59pm GMT on 10 October 2021.

Press release: European Parliament approves budget to continue the destruction of nature at sea

Tue, 06/07/2021
Business as usual and mass funding of nature destruction under new European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund