About: Natura

Nature conservation ignored in EU move to green energy

When it comes to choosing sites for wind farms, nature conservation is always the last thing to be considered, falling behind the price of land, proximity to power lines and opposition from locals, writes Luke Dale-Harris.
Central Europe 15-06-2012

Bulgarians protest ‘mafia’ Forest Act

Bulgaria's capital has been blocked by spontaneous protests against the country's new Forest Act, which  environmentalists say will lead to the plundering of the country’s woodland resources. Dnevnik, EURACTIV’s partner publication in Bulgaria, reports.
Brexit 13-04-2012

Windfarms don’t cause long-term damage to bird populations, study finds

A major new study has quashed fears that onshore windfarms are causing long-term damage to bird populations, but found new evidence that some species are harmed when windfarms are built.

Biodiversity in danger without swift action, MEPs say

With Europe facing a “silent crisis” of biodiversity loss, MEPs are considering ways to strengthen protections for habitats and species but are divided over how to compel EU national governments to live up to their commitments.
Climate change 03-11-2010

EU moves to protect wildlife from wind turbines

The European Commission has issued guidelines on how to design wind farms so that they do not disturb birds and bats living in the EU's 'Natura 2000' network of protected sites.