The Birds and Habitats Directives are vital for protecting wildlife in Europe. They give protected status to species and habitats. It is these nature directives, with other crucial environmental legislation, that we use to defend wildlife.

Nature Directives

  • We call on European Commission to take legal action over huge number of whale and dolphin deaths

    Today, we have jointly called on the European Commission to take legal action against 15 EU governments for failing in their legal duty to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in the North East Atlantic from capture in fishing nets.

  • Rovinari power plant, Romania

    Legal challenge targets Romanian ‘giant polluter’ power plant

    Greenpeace Romania, with the support of ClientEarth, has submitted a legal challenge against a lifetime permit granted to one of Romania’s oldest and largest coal power plants.

  • spider mushroom pine branches

    Court rules against RWE, halting German forest clearance

    Environmental lawyers are calling for a ‘beyond coal’ policy as Hambach ruling sends RWE’s share price plummeting.

  • Houses surrounded by fields and trees with pink sunset

    EU takes legal action against Polish government for breaking nature laws

    The Commission is urging Polish decision-makers to ensure proper safeguards are in place for protected forests, as recent changes to Polish laws have set off alarm bells for nature protection.

  • Team

  • Soledad Gallego

    Soledad Gallego

  • Anna Heslo, Lawyer, Clean Air - Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Anna Heslop

  • Tatiana Lujan, Wildlife Conservation Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Tatiana Luján

  • Chelsea Robinson, Administration Officer, Biodiversity Programme, ClientEarth

    Chelsea Robinson

  • Agata Szafraniuk

    Agata Szafraniuk

  • Ewelina Tylec-Bakalarz

  • Bianca Vergnaud, Communications Officer, Strategic Litigation, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Bianca Vergnaud

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