Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

By |maj 7th, 2019|Biodiversity, deforestation, ecosystems, endangered species, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, IBPES, Invasive Species, Meat, News, overfishing|

A landmark UN report published yesterday (6 May) reveals 1 million species are at risk of extinction, with agriculture and fishing the primary causes of the deterioration, which also threatens humankind. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.

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Raising the bar to protect wildlife through trade policy with Australia, New Zealand

By |junij 15th, 2018|Australia, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, ecosystems, endangered species, New Zealand, News, wildlife|

The opening of EU trade negotiations with both Australia and New Zealand presents an opportunity for the parties to strengthen their commitments to protect wildlife, natural habitats and the welfare of animals. The EU should look to TPP-11’s environmental provisions for inspiration, argue Joanna Swabe and Nicola Beynon.

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Ecosystem services of EU forests

By |januar 25th, 2018|ecosystems, forest fires, forestry, forests, News|

Forests cover 40% of Europe’s territory and provide a multitude of ecosystem services that contribute to the health of the environment and human wellbeing.

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Spanish honey production drops, as disappearing bees continue to sound alarm bells

By |avgust 21st, 2017|bees, ecosystems, honeybees, News|

Honey production in Spain dropped 4.08% last year, the country's agriculture ministry warned. A decline in bees, which pollinate between 5% and 8% of global food production, poses a serious threat the food chain. EURACTIV's partner EFEagro reports.

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