19 June 2017

Boost for Europe’s wildlife as action to halt nature loss gathers speed – EEB calls on politicians to keep up momentum

Europe’s most iconic animal and plant species have been given a glimmer of hope today as EU environment ministers rubber-stamped a new Action Plan [1] to […]
27 April 2017

Success of EC’s new nature plan will hinge on further action to tackle drivers of biodiversity loss

The European Commission’s new Action Plan to ensure EU nature protection rules are better implemented is an important step in the right direction – but the […]
23 March 2017

Green shoots for rewilding

A coalition of five organisations have kicked off a new initiative to promote and strengthen the EU ecological restoration agenda. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding, […]
2 February 2017

Lack of scrutiny over future developments’ impact on protected areas

Required procedures for assessing the potential negative environmental impacts of future developments on protected areas [1] in Europe are too often not carried out properly – […]
7 December 2016

Nature dodges bullet: huge public campaign saves EU nature laws

European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now put the laws to work, say NGOs President Juncker and his […]
7 December 2016

Nature dodges bullet huge public campaign saves EU nature laws

European Commission confirms EU nature protection laws will be saved after record-breaking campaign – now put the laws to work, say NGOs   President Juncker and […]
13 July 2016

EU takes important step in fight against Invasive Alien Species

The European Commission has today published its first list of invasive alien species (IAS) which identifies 37 non-native plants and animals which pose a significant threat […]
2 February 2016

European Parliament shows real ambition on nature protection

A huge majority of MEPs from all political groups has sent a strong message to the Commission and Council today by adopting a key report which calls […]
20 November 2015

Commission study’s ‘fit for purpose’ verdict on EU nature laws backed-up by new EEB report

Findings (1) from a team of experts hired by the European Commission as part of its ongoing review of EU nature laws (2) suggest the rules […]
2 October 2015

EU not on track to halt biodiversity loss

The European Commission has today published its mid-term report (1) on the EU’s biodiversity strategy to 2020 (2), which was adopted in 2011. Overall the assessment […]
27 July 2015

Record breaking number of EU citizens call to protect nature

Over half a million people have called on the European Commission to save Europe’s nature laws in a public consultation – by far the highest number […]
30 June 2015

Safeguarding biodiversity on farms: Commission must probe member states over policy choices

The European Commission must disclose information on what member states are doing to protect biodiversity on farms. In a letter sent today[1], NGOs have called on […]