The European Commission has told journalists it is worried about the Polish government’s illegal decision to triple logging in Europe’s oldest forest.
A new Polish petition to protect Białowieża forest has gathered more than 13,000 signatures within hours of being launched.
ClientEarth and six other campaigners today lodged a Commission complaint after the Polish government illegally gave permission to triple logging in Białowieża forest.
MPs have released a report which says that EU membership is good for the UK’s environment
If we leave the EU we put our environment in peril, argues environmental lawyer James Thornton.
The Polish government has approved a threefold increase of logging in Białowieża Forest. This violates EU law, and we’ve written to the environment minister to tell him.
The Polish government says more logging is the only way to protect ancient Białowieża Forest, but scientists disagree.
ClientEarth has raised concerns that the UK Government is proceeding with policies for wildlife protection that their own evidence has failed to prove are effective or popular.
Leaving the European Union would put nature conservation and air quality at grave risk and would be “bonkers and idiotic.”
The complexities of the UK leaving the EU and the environmental questions as yet unanswered by the Brexit ‘leavers’ are overwhelming.
Brexit would be bad for the environment because the EU forces the UK and other EU countries to raise themselves to a higher standard of environmental protection.
The European Parliament voted yesterday with a majority of 592 to 52 in favour of better implementation of Europe’s wildlife laws.
Scottish ministers have been warned that they are breaking the law by failing to designate specially protected areas for harbour porpoises.
The UK Government opens consultation on five new protected areas for harbour porpoise
The UK government is working on a 25-year plan for nature. This will shape the way the UK approaches the protection and restoration of wildlife.
Over half a million people in Europe tell politicians to defend wildlife.
The UK is home to many species that have been struggling. Some have disappeared altogether. We want to make sure these species are given the chance to make a comeback.
When wildlife is lost due to human activity, we cannot assume it is replaceable. We want to make sure that when plans are made for building or development, valuable wildlife will not be lost.
The Birds and Habitats Directives are vital for protecting wildlife in Europe. They give protected status to species and habitats. It is these laws, with other crucial environmental legislation, that we use to defend wildlife.
We want to improve the legal protection offered to European wildlife – both in principle and in practice. You can help us by filling in this survey.
ClientEarth has joined many other environmental organisations to protect the Birds and Habitats Directives, the laws governing wildlife protection in Europe.
The harbour seal population in the UK is in decline. A recent UK-wide report concluded that the population was considered ‘unfavourable – inadequate.’
Major UK environmental NGOs say stronger action is needed to protect pollinators from pesticides in National Pollinator Strategy
Habitat loss, pollution, climate change, agriculture and development are all putting a strain on Europe’s biodiversity.