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Press release: New report reveals Member States are responsible for the death of over 14 million birds

Tue, 10/11/2020
Today, BirdLife Europe released a new report which provides an in-depth analysis of derogations in eight EU Member States: Bulgaria, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland and Spain.
Unveiling the truth: how Member States are abusing their power to grant licenses to kill millions of birds

How EU States are granting licenses to kill millions of birds

Tue, 10/11/2020
Have you heard of the EU Birds Directive? It’s a powerful piece of legislation that protects birds across the continent. Problem: EU Member States are giving out licenses to kill protected birds like there’s no tomorrow. We have published a report that exposes this far-reaching scandal.

An Open Letter from Scientists: EMFF

Mon, 02/11/2020

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Open letter to President von der Leyen: Withdraw the CAP

Fri, 30/10/2020
Nature is in crisis, and we desperately need a real EU Green Deal to get us on the track to recovery. That's why, alongside civil society organisations, we are sending an open letter to Commission President von der Leyen asking her to withdraw the CAP.

It is urgent to ban toxic lead shot in the EU

Mon, 26/10/2020
Responding to EU citizens’ concerns on the state of the environment, the alarming los

No More New Hydropower In Europe: A Manifesto

Mon, 26/10/2020

For decades in Europe we have been building hydropower plants along our rivers, damagin

5 Reasons to ban lead shot in wetlands

Fri, 23/10/2020

Lead is poison for birds, biodiversity and people.

Press release: European Parliament wants to kill off nature for good

Thu, 22/10/2020

This Friday, Members of the European Parliament will conclude a series of nature-killin