Wildlife and habitats

Italy says no to the largest protected area in the Mediterranean  in depth

Monday 04 November 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

A ban on trawling in reproduction areas brings fish stocks back to healthy levels. However, the Italian government is holding back impact assessments, forcing the European Commission to remove restrictions in the Strait of Otranto from the current Mediterranean plan. 


Europe is not doing enough to fight global deforestation 

Wednesday 04 September 2019 | Svetlana Mitrova
| Capital

Companies that use commodities such as timber, palm oil and soybeans should shift to sustainable production, as the world's forest capacity declines, a report by IDH argues.


Member states not committing enough to fight biodiversity loss

Sunday 29 April 2018 | VoxEurop

A new report published on 26 April by BirdLife Europe, WWF, European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Friends of the Earth Europe, shows that 18 European governments assessed are not implementing nature protection rules as they should. 


A Balkan Dam Boom Imperils Europe’s Wildest Rivers

Friday 18 May 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The Balkan Peninsula faces a wave of thousands of hydroelectric projects that would block pristine, free-flowing rivers and cause major environmental damage altering the regional ecosystems.


Białowieza: destructive logging in Polish Primeval Forest   in depth

Thursday 19 April 2018 | BiQdata

In 2017, the Polish government authorized the cutting of between 160,000 and 180,000 trees in the Białowieza Primeval Forest. A measure which the European Court of Justice considers an infringement of the EU’s Habitat Directive, requiring member states to take appropriate conservation measures for special areas.


How Poland scarred Białowieza Primeval forest

Thursday 19 April 2018 | BiQdata

If all trees felled in the Białowieza Forest in 2017 were loaded onto lined up lorries, it would create a convoy of vehicles stretching from London to Cambridge. A video by BiQData.


Birds - collateral victims of intensive agriculture 

Wednesday 11 April 2018 | Guillaume Duval
| Alternatives Economiques

The number and variety of bird species have dropped significantly over the last twenty years. The cause is a reduction of their food source due to the intensive use of pesticides in farming.