Let’s embrace the many values of nature in the UK’s 25 Year Plan

The UK’s preparing a 25 Year Plan for Nature. It’s time to take stock of its many values.

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Let’s embrace the many values of nature in the UK’s 25 Year Plan

The UK’s preparing a 25 Year Plan for Nature. It’s time to take stock of its many values.

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Biodiversity offsetting in disguise? UK launches new consultation

It’s become increasingly obvious that not enough is being done to protect our biodiversity. We question the UK’s latest proposals to address it

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Biodiversity offsetting in disguise? UK launches new consultation

It’s become increasingly obvious that not enough is being done to protect our biodiversity. We question the UK’s latest proposals to address it

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Scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay – a legal issue, not an economic one

The Welsh government must understand their legal obligations before anything else when considering allowing scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay

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Scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay – a legal issue, not an economic one

The Welsh government must understand their legal obligations before anything else when considering allowing scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay

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If Europe’s oldest forest was in danger, could UNESCO protect it?

Plans to increase logging in Białowieża Forest, Europe’s last primeval forest, have aroused heated debate in Poland. Some claim its UNESCO World Heritage status is under threat. We decided to check what tools UNESCO has at its disposal when a site is in danger.

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If Europe’s oldest forest was in danger, could UNESCO protect it?

Plans to increase logging in Białowieża Forest, Europe’s last primeval forest, have aroused heated debate in Poland. Some claim its UNESCO World Heritage status is under threat. We decided to check what tools UNESCO has at its disposal when a site is in danger.

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Five wins for wildlife we want to see in 2016

It’s going to be a big year for the laws that protect Europe’s nature. So what do we want to see happen for EU wildlife in 2016?

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Five wins for wildlife we want to see in 2016

It’s going to be a big year for the laws that protect Europe’s nature. So what do we want to see happen for EU wildlife in 2016?

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A chance to protect wetlands and waterbirds

It’s World Wetlands Day on Tuesday – what better time for MEPs to meet and make plans to support Europe’s richest habitats?

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A chance to protect wetlands and waterbirds

It’s World Wetlands Day on Tuesday – what better time for MEPs to meet and make plans to support Europe’s richest habitats?

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US makes a beeline for pesticide ban while EU dithers

The US knows how dangerous pesticides are to bees – will the EU listen to the facts and keep the ban on imidacloprid?

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US makes a beeline for pesticide ban while EU dithers

The US knows how dangerous pesticides are to bees – will the EU listen to the facts and keep the ban on imidacloprid?

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‘Safe harbour’ for porpoises as UK plans five new protected zones

The UK government has opened a public consultation on five new and much-needed protected areas for harbour porpoises. Will Scotland follow suit?

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‘Safe harbour’ for porpoises as UK plans five new protected zones

The UK government has opened a public consultation on five new and much-needed protected areas for harbour porpoises. Will Scotland follow suit?

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UK hands Europe’s wildlife an early Christmas present

16 December was a good day for Europe’s widlife. All EU Environment Ministers, including the UK’s Rory Stewart, spoke up on the importance of acting to protect biodiversity.

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UK hands Europe’s wildlife an early Christmas present

16 December was a good day for Europe’s widlife. All EU Environment Ministers, including the UK’s Rory Stewart, spoke up on the importance of acting to protect biodiversity.

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Fishing limits: when politics and science don’t match up

ClientEarth’s fisheries team has embarked on an important but challenging journey: assessing if the fishing limits for the North East Atlantic Ocean in 2016 stick to what EU scientists have advised as sustainable.

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Fishing limits: when politics and science don’t match up

ClientEarth’s fisheries team has embarked on an important but challenging journey: assessing if the fishing limits for the North East Atlantic Ocean in 2016 stick to what EU scientists have advised as sustainable.

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Wildlife laws work, but they don’t operate in isolation

Our wildlife laws work, but not in isolation. Experts warn that farming subsidies also affect European biodiversity.

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Wildlife laws work, but they don’t operate in isolation

Our wildlife laws work, but not in isolation. Experts warn that farming subsidies also affect European biodiversity.

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Today’s REFIT conference offers high hopes for wildlife laws

Today is a significant moment for Europe’s wildlife laws.

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Today’s REFIT conference offers high hopes for wildlife laws

Today is a significant moment for Europe’s wildlife laws.

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Will the UK step up to defend nature?

Eight more countries have told the Commission not to weaken Europe’s wildlife laws. As the momentum grows, we’re calling on the UK to make a stand.

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Will the UK step up to defend nature?

Eight more countries have told the Commission not to weaken Europe’s wildlife laws. As the momentum grows, we’re calling on the UK to make a stand.

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UK defies its own evidence on nature protection laws

Why is the UK ignoring its own evidence and not standing up for EU nature laws? Read our opinion piece on EurActiv.

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UK defies its own evidence on nature protection laws

Why is the UK ignoring its own evidence and not standing up for EU nature laws? Read our opinion piece on EurActiv.

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Poland gives a hand to nature

Poland has joined over half a million Europeans telling the Commission not to weaken Europe’s nature laws. It’s time other governments did the same.

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Poland gives a hand to nature

Poland has joined over half a million Europeans telling the Commission not to weaken Europe’s nature laws. It’s time other governments did the same.

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We can get the Biodiversity Strategy 2020 back on track

The midterm review of the Biodiversity Strategy 2020 is complete and the marks are in. “Must try harder” is the overwhelming message. But the Commission’s assessment reveals that it’s not the tools that are at fault; it’s the way they are being used.

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We can get the Biodiversity Strategy 2020 back on track

The midterm review of the Biodiversity Strategy 2020 is complete and the marks are in. “Must try harder” is the overwhelming message. But the Commission’s assessment reveals that it’s not the tools that are at fault; it’s the way they are being used.

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Natura 2000 – effective conservation in action

The Birds and Habitats Directives are still being reviewed. Here, we look at why the Natura 2000 network of protected areas established by the laws is central to European wildlife conservation.

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Natura 2000 – effective conservation in action

The Birds and Habitats Directives are still being reviewed. Here, we look at why the Natura 2000 network of protected areas established by the laws is central to European wildlife conservation.

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Putting the polluter pays principle into practice

The Environmental Liability Directive is there to make the ‘polluter’ pay. We’ve made recommendations that will help campaigners to use it effectively.

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Putting the polluter pays principle into practice

The Environmental Liability Directive is there to make the ‘polluter’ pay. We’ve made recommendations that will help campaigners to use it effectively.

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The UK’s 25-year plan for nature – all eyes on wildlife

As the UK government builds its 25-year plan for nature, we should seize opportunities to make sure it protects our environment and the ecosystems in it.

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The UK’s 25-year plan for nature – all eyes on wildlife

As the UK government builds its 25-year plan for nature, we should seize opportunities to make sure it protects our environment and the ecosystems in it.

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Making ‘Better Regulation’ better

The Commission wants to cut red tape – but at what cost?

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Making ‘Better Regulation’ better

The Commission wants to cut red tape – but at what cost?

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Ecosystem services: the value of conservation laws

As the public consultation for the Birds and Habitats Directives draws to a close, we take a look at ecosystem services – the work the earth does on our behalf – and how they’re valued.

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Ecosystem services: the value of conservation laws

As the public consultation for the Birds and Habitats Directives draws to a close, we take a look at ecosystem services – the work the earth does on our behalf – and how they’re valued.

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Soaring Eurasian Crane population is a win for EU conservation

The Birds and Habitats Directives, two central EU conservation laws, are being reviewed for efficiency. The outcome may mean a reduction in their power and effectiveness, threatening the status of species they were put in place to protect. The public consultation, closing on 24 July, is your chance to vote to save these directives in their current form.

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Soaring Eurasian Crane population is a win for EU conservation

The Birds and Habitats Directives, two central EU conservation laws, are being reviewed for efficiency. The outcome may mean a reduction in their power and effectiveness, threatening the status of species they were put in place to protect. The public consultation, closing on 24 July, is your chance to vote to save these directives in their current form.

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European bison thrive with support of wildlife laws: now they need your help!

The Nature Directives protect vulnerable, indigenous European species, from bears and bison to seals and terns. They are the EU’s most effective conservation laws. Currently being reviewed, their power to protect these animals could be under threat.

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European bison thrive with support of wildlife laws: now they need your help!

The Nature Directives protect vulnerable, indigenous European species, from bears and bison to seals and terns. They are the EU’s most effective conservation laws. Currently being reviewed, their power to protect these animals could be under threat.

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Nature – health, wealth and ecosystem services up for debate

Does the economic valuation of nature provide a useful tool for policymakers? Green Week starts today – the biggest conference on EU environment policy.

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Nature – health, wealth and ecosystem services up for debate

Does the economic valuation of nature provide a useful tool for policymakers? Green Week starts today – the biggest conference on EU environment policy.

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