23 July 2015

Laws protecting amazing European wildlife are under threat – tell the EU not to weaken these laws

At over 468,000 and counting, record-breaking numbers of people around Europe are telling the EU Commission to save European nature laws.
There are just hours left to make our voices heard – before the EU Commission closes its public consultation on the matter at midnight this Sunday July 26.

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Ukraine
20 May 2015

A comprehensive survey of European nature published by scientists today shows wildlife and habitats in peril across Europe. [1] The research comes as the European Commission threatens to weaken vital nature laws, [2] as part of a drive for 'deregulation'. [3]

Since a new campaign to save these nature laws – the Birds and Habitats Directives – started last week, over 100,000 citizens have told the European Commission to protect nature by maintaining and better implementing them. [4]

12 May 2015

Today over 100 environmental NGOs across Europe will launch a joint online action to save European nature from Commission President Juncker's deregulation agenda.

An internet action called Nature Alert will allow citizens across the 28 EU countries to participate in the European Commission public consultation and, by doing so, save the laws that protect nature in Europe. The International NGOs BirdLife, the European Environmental Bureau, Friends of the Earth Europe and WWF will organise and promote the e-action.

10 March 2015

After the devastating Balkan floods of 2014, Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia and Centar za životnu sredinu/Friends of the Earth Bosnia and Herzegovina has joined with groups across the region to present their strategy on how best to protect and manage rivers in the Western Balkans, and transition the energy sector towards a cleaner future.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
18 November 2014

Time may be running out to prevent toxic mining waste from being dumped directly into vulnerable Norwegian fjords – despite warnings from scientists, local inhabitants and the sea-food and tourism industries, warns Naturvernforbundet/Friends of the Earth Norway.

The ministry of Climate and Environment will submit its official recommendations on the project by Friday November 21 – a crucial step in deciding whether the project gets the go-ahead.

6 November 2014

A new exhibition opened today in Brussels, showcasing the work of 22 remarkable individuals who have been integral in saving and restoring parts of the natural world across Europe from Cyprus to Norway, and Bulgaria to the UK.

Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Norway, Spain, Switzerland
6 October 2014

Governments are falling short of their 2010 pledges to restore nature and ecosystems by 2020 as UN-led discussions start today in South Korea, according to new research by Friends of the Earth Europe and CEEweb for biodiversity.

The meeting is close to the halfway mark to the 2020 target date, but it will reveal that individual nations and trade blocs are not on course to meet their commitments to reverse biodiversity decline. Without concerted effort over the next few years, governments are set to miss their own deadlines. [1]

25 September 2014

In its "No Net Loss" initiative, the European Union proposes to introduce a regulation on biodiversity offsetting, i.e. making up for biodiversity loss in one area by introducing protections in another, a strategy that, according to Friends of the Earth Europe, is deeply flawed and bears high risks. 

11 September 2014

The line-up of new European Commissioners nominated to be the European Union's most senior civil servants for the next five years was announced yesterday.

31 August 2014

This November, the nature conservation foundation EuroNatur will present the 2014 EuroNatur Award – for outstanding services to nature conservation – to Friends of the Earth Czech Republic / Hnutí Duha, it was announced last month.

Czech Republic


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