Ligue pour la Protection des Oiseaux (LPO)
Founded in 1912, LPO is today the largest environmental NGO in France with nearly 60000 active members, 550 staff and 35 local chapters. Our main goals are to support biodiversity and sustainable development through wildlife conservation projects, scientific studies, citizen mobilisation and awareness, meaningful partnerships and public advocacy.
“When world leaders and governments prove unable to take the urgent measures that are needed to tackle climate and biodiversity deadly crisis, civil society has no choice but to step up, unite and act together.”
Allain Bougrain Dubourg, LPO Président
Press release – EU Nature Restoration Law: AGRI Committee votes against farmers’ future and food security
This afternoon, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) of the European Parliament voted for a full rejection of the Commission’s proposal for the EU Nature Restoration Law. With this opinion, the bulk of Members of Parliament is letting down their own constituency of farmers, who are facing the unprecedented impact of the collapse of our ecosystems and climate change.
BirdLife’s new position paper Winds of Change: Powering Healthy Seas through a Nature Positive Energy Transition presents a clear vision for our seas and outlines how the shift to renewable energy sources at sea can catalyse action to combat the interconnected nature and climate crises.
The beautiful Doñana National Park, located in the south of Spain, is under threat from, among others, illegal water irrigation practices. This park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, is home to an incredible array of plant and animal species, many of which are at risk of extinction. Unfortunately, the use of water illegally extracted from the already overexploited park’s aquifers is causing significant damage to the delicate ecosystem.