Only 1.5% of France’s waters are truly protected, expert says

By |oktober 29th, 2019|Biodiversity, fishing, France, France Nature Environnement, marine, marine protected areas, national marine protected areas congress, News|

To what degree are French waters genuinely protected? In an interview with EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement, conducted after the fourth National Marine Protected Areas Congress (23-24 October), Élodie Martinie-Cousty of the France Nature Environnement (FNE) explained the situation.

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Electric fishing kills 57% of the seabed’s population, study reveals

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Biodiversity, Bloom, Cefas, electric fishing, fishing, News, pulse fishing, seabed, United Kingdom|

The UK's Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science is due to publish a study according to which pulse trawling, also known as electric fishing, kills off more than half of the seabed species, while traditional fishing methods only impac...

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Agricultural sector should focus on achieving greater yield stability, experts say

By |oktober 1st, 2019|agricultural sector, Biodiversity, CAP, common agricultural policy, direct payments, environment, farmers, Germany, News, Nutrition and health, plant protection products|

Ever since the European Commission presented its proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy for 2021, negotiations have been slow. And there is still no agreement on issues related to the environment or innovation. EURACTIV Germany takes stock of a w...

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First ‘millennial’ Commissioner to address challenges for Generation Z

By |september 12th, 2019|Biodiversity, circular economy, environment, European Green Deal, fisheries, Frans Timmermans, illegal fishing, Microplastics, News, oceans, Virginijus Sinkevičius|

Putting the youngest ever Commissioner-designate in charge of managing the most fearful threats for future generations of Europeans, such as environment protection and oceans' conservation, is the biggest gamble Ursula von der Leyen took in composing h...

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International negotiations to protect the high seas advancing at ‘snail’s pace’

By |september 4th, 2019|Biodiversity, Climate Change, Greenpeace, haute mer, high seas, IDDRI, martime zones, negotiations, New York, News, UN, UN intergovernmental conference, zones marines|

The third session of negotiations on the preservation of marine biodiversity in the high seas held under a UN Intergovernmental Conference came to an end in New York on 30 August. However, negotiations only resulted in a framework for a future treaty. ...

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G7 summit did little to solve global environmental crisis

By |avgust 28th, 2019|air conditioning, Biarritz, Biodiversity, cargo ships, China, climate action, environment, G7 summit, Green Climate Fund, News, water bombers|

Environment, biodiversity and the climate were all on the agenda during the three days of the G7 summit held on 24-26 August in Biarritz, France. However, few concrete decisions were taken. EURACTIV's partner Le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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Pressure mounting on EU to end ivory trade

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|Biodiversity, elephants, endangered species, ivory trade, News, wildlife crime, wildlife trafficking|

Amid growing calls for an outright ban, the European Union has come under increasing pressure to help protect African elephants by ending the trade of ivory within its borders.

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Romanian national parks and forest at risk

By |junij 27th, 2019|Biodiversity, conservation, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, forests, News, Romania, Romanian Presidency|

Romania hosts the largest remains of natural and old growth forests in the whole of the EU. However, they are not on the safe side yet, writes Luc Bas.

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Will the newly elected MEPs tackle one of the most serious threats to our planet?

By |junij 11th, 2019|Biodiversity, IPBES, News|

The importance of nature to human life is often forgotten, even though we depend on it for fresh water, productive agriculture and many more economic activities. Encouragingly, it seems that there is a growing awareness of the importance of conserving ...

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EU clean water laws under attack from industry lobbyists

By |maj 16th, 2019|Biodiversity, inland waterways, News, water, Water Framework Directive, water pollution, water quality|

Industry lobbies are mounting a push to roll back EU clean water regulations, even though less than half of the continent’s rivers, wetlands and lakes are in a healthy state. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.

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