13 European countries to protect Great Bustard

Delegates from 13 European countries on Thursday agreed on transboundary conservation measures for the Great Bustard - the heaviest flying bird in Europe.

15 March 2018

Actions Agreed to Protect Europe’s Heaviest Flying Bird

Delegates from 13 countries agreed today on transboundary conservation measures for the Middle-European population of the Great Bustard. Germany is one of the signatories to a special agreement concluded under the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS, also known as the Bonn Convention) to better protect the species. CMS and the Brandenburg State Office for Environment (LfU) organized the meeting with support from the Förderverein Großtrappenschutz e.V. (Society for the Protection of the Great Bustard).

15 March 2018

European Parliament calls for doubling for LIFE funding in next EU budget

Today, the European Parliament voted to double the funding of the LIFE Programme, the EU’s only funding instrument on nature conservation and climate, in the next EU budget post-2020.

14 March 2018

Fachtagung bestätigt Erfolg für den Großtrappenschutz: „Märkischer Strauß“ bleibt Brandenburger

Bad Belzig – Experten aus 13 Ländern tauschen sich seit Montag in Kuhlowitz bei Bad Belzig über Strategien zum Schutz der Großtrappen, der schwersten heimischen Vogelart, aus.

14 March 2018

Encontrada una ballena muerta en la playa de Montgat

Un vecino ha alertado de la presencia del cetáceo, un rorcual común de 13 metros de largo y 12 toneladas de peso. 

12 March 2018

Microplastics are 'littering' riverbeds

Microscopic plastic beads, fragments and fibres are littering riverbeds across the UK - from rural streams to urban waterways.

12 March 2018

Scientists seek public's help to map plastic on UK beaches

Project hopes to get more than 250,000 drone images tagged to record type and extent of plastic pollution.

09 March 2018