Ariel Brunner - Senior Head of Policy 
With Brussels Green Week having wrapped up, and as we celebrate the wonderful winners of the Natura 2000 Awards and acknowledge the effectiveness and value of the LIFE program, one could be mistaken in thinking that things are looking up for nature across the European Union. Indeed, there are bright spots despite the gloomy CAP outlook. But let us not be blinded by the light. Read more...
On the eve of the publication of the European Commission’s much-anticipated (and hotly debated) proposal on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2020, Harriet Bradley - Agriculture Policy Officer at BirdLife Europe & Central Asia - looks across the Channel and assesses what impact Brexit may hold for the future of food and farming.

Life, as they say in Italy, is beautiful – La vita è bella. And where better to find proof of this than amongst the vast chestnut and beech woods of the Campo dei Fiori massif in Lombardy’s Varese province, where wild boar and roe deer roam in idyllic setting.  

A surprising solution to the decline of migratory birds and sustainable rural development in Andalucía, Spain, is found in a link between culture and nature: food. All that’s needed is a sprinkle of passion (and salt)

Five BirdLife partners scooped up awards for their project work to protect Europe’s precious natural heritage at the annual Natura 2000 Awards ceremony during Brussels Green Week. 

200+ organisations call on EU to invest where it counts

9 Species Action Plans approved by EU

Restoration project returns Kulan to Central Kazakhstan

New spring migration site discovered in Turkey

NGOs call out violations of EU nature laws 
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