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  • 5 Reasons to ban lead shot in wetlands
    on October 23, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Lead is poison for birds, biodiversity and people. Lead-based hunting pollutes our environment and endangers animals and people. It needs to be banned. Banning lead shot in wetlands doesn’t mean banning hunting: safer alternatives to lead shot are available to hunters. The point of banning lead shot is to create a safer, healthier and more sustainable environment for everyone, hunters included. On the 3rd of September, a European Commission committee put forward a proposal to ban lead shot in wetlands. On the 28th of October, the European Parliament will vote on this proposal. #Banlead: support the EU Green Deal and European citizens’ demand to protect environmental and human health.  

  • Press release: European Parliament wants to kill off nature for good
    on October 22, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    This Friday, Members of the European Parliament will conclude a series of nature-killing votes shaping the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Throughout the week, the Parliament has hailed the deals as good for farmers and natures, but they couldn’t be further from the truth on both accounts. Kicking off the week, and without warning or reason, EU Parliament President David Sassoli changed the date for the Parliament to vote on a nature-killing deal put together by the three largest groups, The Socialists, Renew, and the EPP. Birdlife dubbed the joint proposal ‘the kiss of death’ for nature. The scandalous manoeuvre to bring the vote forward unexpectedly and at the last minute by a whole day meant MEPs had no time to do their democratic duty. Scientists condemned this greenwashed deal as even worse than business as usual.

  • Press release: EU countries endorse EU biodiversity Strategy 2030
    on October 22, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Brussels – 23 October 2020 To the members of the press – for immediate release Today, leaders from all of the EU adopted the EU Biodiversity Strategy. The Strategy which was presented by the EU Commission in May this year, is a key part of the EU Green Deal. The strategy aims to put Europe’s biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030 with benefits for people, the climate and the planet. It is also the proposal for the EU contribution to the upcoming international negotiations on the global post-2020 biodiversity framework. The Commission estimates that at least €20 billion/annually is needed to meet the objectives of the Strategy, which includes cutting pesticides and placing more land under environmental protection.

  • How conservation can prevent future pandemics
    on October 20, 2020 at 11:11 am

    In the midst of the COVID crisis, we’re all wondering how we can stop this happening again. Two experts from our Conservation Leadership Programme offer their insights.

  • Tracking Ocean Wanderers
    on October 19, 2020 at 2:06 pm

    The journey of Bird Island’s “modern wandering albatross” moves into its next phase! If you have been following #AlbatrossStories, you may remember one of our recent blogs where we pondered “What is it like being a modern wandering albatross?”

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