About: wildlife

EU Court bans controversial French bird hunting practice

In a ruling on Wednesday (17 March) the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg banned the traditional French bird-hunting practice that consists of using so-called glue traps because it was "likely to cause other than negligible damage to non-target species caught". EURACTIV France reports.

Wildlife populations fell 68% since 1970s, new WWF report warns

The way humanity produces food, energy and goods is destroying the habitats of thousands of wildlife species, causing plunging population sizes and contributing to the emergence of diseases such as COVID-19, according to WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020, released on Thursday (10 September).

60% of living species declined due to human activity, warns WWF

The ways in which humans feed, fuel and finance modern societies is pushing the planet’s natural systems to the brink, threatening the very foundation on which the world economy is based, according to the WWF’s Living Planet Report 2018, published on Tuesday (30 October).
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.
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.
Technology 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.
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.