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Open letter: make the CAP trilogues transparent

Mon, 30/11/2020
The CAP, the Common Agricultural Policy, costs us €387 billion in public money, and has a tremendous impact on Europe’s farmers, biodiversity and climate. You would think EU negotiations on the future of such an important issue would be transparent, right? Well, you'd be wrong.

One good tern deserves another….

Fri, 27/11/2020
Back in the spring of 2019, COVID was invisible to you and me - as it lurked and waited to strike. Our BirdLife scientists and policy folks knew it was there, however.
The Skadar Pedunculate Oak has long stalks on its acorns © Montenegrin Ecologists Society

How Balkan botanists saved a threatened oak and are planting thousands more

Fri, 27/11/2020
From saving a monumental old tree to collecting over 20,000 acorns, determined young botanists from Montenegro have high ambitions when it comes to a highly threatened oak subspecies

Report: The use of the EMFF in Spain between 2014 - 2018

Wed, 25/11/2020

The current European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (2014-2020) pursues the objective of a

Victory: Denmark announces complete ban on lead in hunting ammunition

Tue, 24/11/2020
It has finally happened: Denmark has announced a complete ban on lead in hunting ammunition. The Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark and the Danish Hunters’ Association made the announcement together. Following a transition period, the ban will be fully implemented in 2023.

Protecting shearwaters on land and at sea: a strong partnership to preserve two Mediterranean species

Mon, 16/11/2020

LIFE PanPuffinus started September and this is welcome news for some of the mo