25 February 2019

Environmental organisations have appealed to the European Commission to step in and halt the illegal destruction of a key nature site in Poland.

The Polish government has overruled protests from local governments, communities and environment groups and started construction of a canal between the spectacular Vistula Lagoon and the Baltic Sea.

Poland
15 February 2019

Over 1.7 million people have supported a campaign to make farming more nature-friendly in the Southern German state of Bavaria.

18% of the eligible citizens of Bavaria have signed a mass petition demanding bee-friendly farming – the biggest petition in the history of the Bavarian state - although the support of only 10% of the population is needed for such a petition to be legally recognised by the state government.

Germany
13 February 2019

Europe’s nature remains in dramatic decline - facing a barrage of illegal threats even to protected sites and wildlife - meaning the EU is on track to miss its own 2020 target to stop nature loss.

12 February 2019

Ahead of crucial debates on the financing of the Bern Convention, European NGOs have addressed a letter to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe urging it to ensure the financing and proper functioning of the Bern Convention – the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Switzerland
24 January 2019

EU Environment Commissioner Vella has today given the green light to the construction of a massive tourism project in Cyprus that will damage an important nesting site for endangered turtles.

Cyprus
19 December 2018

The 'brave women of Kruščica', supported by Center for Environment/Friends of the Earth Bosnia & Herzegovina, have taken a big step forward towards winning their battle to save their river and water supply from the construction of two dams after a decisive legal victory. Following a complaint from the protestors, a regional court has annulled the permission to build the dams.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
7 December 2018

An extraordinary turtle nesting beach in Cyprus faces a make-or-break decision by EU environment chief Karmenu Vella that will determine whether threatened turtles can continue to breed successfully there.

Cyprus
9 October 2018

In a dramatic show of people power, an estimated 50,000 people gathered on Saturday (6 October) to defend Hambach Forest and the climate.

Under crisp sunshine, they demanded an end to coal in Germany, a clean climate, and the protection of the ancient forest at threat from coal mining expansion.

Germany
28 September 2018

Hambach Forest in Germany's Rhineland is 10,000 years old. But it is under massive threat from German energy giant RWE, which wants to destroy the last remaining part of the forest to mine for coal.

Germany
27 July 2018

Norway is famous for its rich, untouched nature – and for its fish. Shockingly, the Norwegian government has put both at stake with a controversial decision in 2015 to permit dumping of vast amounts of mine waste in the pristine Førdefjord.

Norway

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