Latvian Ornithological Society (LOB)
Our mission is to conserve viable and diverse fauna of wild birds of Latvia. The Latvian Ornithological Society (Latvijas Ornitologijas biedriba – LOB) is the largest nongovernmental nature conservation organisation in Latvia that works on bird and habitat protection in order to maintain the numbers, diversity and geographic distribution of important sites, species and habitats in Latvia.
We combine the efforts of both professional and voluntary ornithologists and all bird conservation enthusiasts for bird study and conservation work. LOB also aims to raise public awareness of ornithology, nature and bird conservation by organising workshops and meetings, consulting and lecturing, publishing informative materials and maintaining regular contacts with media.
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.