In this issue:
- BirdLife launches #itsmynature campaign
- NatureWatch App Launched! Watch nature, share moments, conserve sites
- Africa begins Journey to Combat Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora
- Nature alert. Commission alerted
- The challenge of bringing marine wildlife back in EU waters
- Four good reasons to defend the Nature Directives
- Red herrings, Trojan horses and booby traps: debunking 5 myths and lies on the “need to overhaul” nature protection laws
- Hungary’s nature is in peril
- A sustainable future for birds and energy
- Women in Conservation: Peace, love and mushrooms!
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05/11/2015 BirdLife launches #itsmynature campaign
Today we launch our campaign “It’s my nature” (#itsmynature). We have chosen this motto for a million reasons. Here are just three: 1) From the beginning of the modern economy we have called our natural resources “Common goods”. They belong to all of us, each and every one of us. Air, water,…
NatureWatch is a new iPhone App from BirdLife International which allows you to plan your wildlife adventures, share your experiences, and help conserve some of the best sites for wildlife in the world. “Covering 533 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in Australia, Cyprus, Fiji, Lebanon,…
Experts from governments, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), African Union (AU), Regional Economic Commissions, civil society organisations and donors met in Brazzaville to develop an African Strategy to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade to coordinate action across the continent.
05/11/2015 Nature alert. Commission alerted
It’s a tale of two miracles. The first: over 100 NGOs, in 28 European capitals, are launching a campaign today to stop Juncker’s attack against the laws that protect Nature. The second? By re-reading the Directives we’ve rediscovered an idea of Europe we can love: one of a community that protects its nature. …
Member States urgently need to implement the marine Natura 2000 network and underpin it with concrete measures that will give our seabirds a fighting chance against the growing threats they face at sea.
By the time the 1970s hit Europe, one had to go to remote corners to be surrounded by nature and see spectacular wildlife such as eagles, pelicans and large mammals. Centuries of persecution and habitat loss had taken its toll. But over the last decades the landscape has changed dramatically and species that were low in number are coming back….
05/11/2015 Red herrings, Trojan horses and booby traps: debunking 5 myths and lies on the “need to overhaul” nature protection laws
Beneath a thin veil of “better regulation”, what is really happening is a concerted attack on nature conservation. Any reopening of the Birds and Habitats Directives would damage conservation. Anyone saying the opposite is either tragically naïve, or in seriously bad faith.
05/11/2015 Hungary’s nature is in peril
Hungary is about to approve a law that will transfer land management rights from nature conservation organizations to a central Land Agency which has economic rather than conservation interests. If approved the new legislation is likely to damage centuries of nature conservation traditions and…