About: wildlife

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

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.
Climate change 27-10-2016

World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns

The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends.
Climate change 29-03-2016

EU money should not help destroy Bulgaria’s Kresna Gorge

The Bulgarian government is planning to carve a major motorway through the spectacular Kresna Gorge, one of Europe’s richest nature havens, using EU funds. The consequences for wildlife and the local community could be damaging, writes Magda Stoczkiewicz.
Brexit 01-02-2016

Brexit a threat to UK nature and wildlife, say experts

The consequences of Brexit could be disastrous for the UK's nature and wildlife, as most environmental regulation comes from the EU, our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Digital 25-11-2014

Primates and monkeys sold online in EU

Primates and monkeys are being sold in the European Union through websites like eBay, a report has found.
Luc Bas, Director of the Brussels office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) [Photo: IUCN]
Agrifood 18-06-2014

Wolves and bears in Europe: a conservation success or a red rag to farmers and hunters?

Last week, the European Commission launched a multi-stakeholder platform to address the conflicts arising from the renewed spread of large carnivores across Europe, such as wolves and bears. Luc Bas explains why this dialogue is so important, and how the platform can be successful.
A European honey bee extracts nectar from an Aster flower using its proboscis [John Severns]

Britain’s honeybee colony deaths among worst in Europe, study reveals

A landmark study has revealed the UK is suffering one of the worst rates of honeybee colony deaths in Europe.

EU, China to sign deal on curbing wildlife trafficking

The EU and China's State Forestry Administration are to sign an agreement today (18 July) to help combat the illegal trade of wildlife products, such as elephant and rhinoceros horns, the EU’s top environment official, Janez Poto?nik, has told EURACTIV.
Agrifood 30-05-2013

EU ministers approve crackdown on over-fishing

The European Union agreed early today (30 May) to put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stocks by 2020, as part of a deal to overhaul of fisheries policy.