Nature Directives archive
UN advisors have called on the Polish government to allow officials to check whether illegal logging means Bialowieza forest should go on the World Heritage in Danger list.
Europe’s newest gas pipeline does not comply with EU law, environment charities have warned.
The Polish government has 24 hours to justify its illegal logging in Białowieża Forest to the European Commission, or risk facing judges from the EU Court.
A new plan to improve nature and biodiversity around Europe has been released by the EU.
The European Commission has taken the final step before litigation in the EU Court over illegal logging in Bialowieza Forest.
England’s 25 year plan for the environment lacks the policies needed to realise the government’s vision
The UK Government’s draft environment plan sets out an ambitious goal, but lacks the details needed to demonstrate how they will achieve their aims.
This briefing series provides campaigners with the tools to effectively use the law to protect marine wildlife
ClientEarth has told the European Commission that public participation will be key to developing an Action Plan for implementing the Birds and Habitats Directives.
This week ClientEarth spoke in court in support of the Polish Ombudsman, in a case challenging the Polish Environment Minister’s decision to increase logging in the Bialowieza Forest.
Replacing the Common Agricultural Policy means the UK can spend public money on public goods like natural flood management and wildlife habitat
Europe’s oldest forest is facing a renewed threat, after the Polish government confirmed it will continue with illegal plans to massively increase logging.
A persistent failure to carry out evaluations to protect nature sites across Europe – required by EU law – has been found in new analysis.
As wildlife in Europe is depleting, it is even more important that we have these laws to help us reach the 2020 biodiversity targets.
Law is the foundation of the integrity and effectiveness of the European Union, so fines for breaking it are set high enough to stop other states being tempted to try their luck. Penalties can go up to several million euros. Let’s see how it works in practice.
ClientEarth answers your questions on what happens to the EU nature laws after Brexit, under either a ‘soft’ or ‘hard’ exit from the European Union.
The European Commission has failed to publish its findings following an in-depth review of EU nature laws by its consultants.
The European Commission today announced it is taking the UK to court for failing to protect harbour porpoises.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth welcome the Scottish Government’s announcement that they will be designating a protected area for the harbour porpoise, but urge the English and Welsh Governments to follow suit.
Environmental lawyers ClientEarth have appointed Beth Thoren as deputy CEO. Beth takes up the new post on 26 September after four years at the RSPB as Director of Fundraising and Communications.
Exiting the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy could let the UK pay people to plant trees that will prevent flooding, provide habitat and absorb carbon.
The State of Nature report published today said the UK is “among the most nature-depleted countries in the world”.
Nature compensation schemes, termed biodiversity offsetting, which could help make up for damage done to the environment, must be implemented properly if they are not to be counter-productive.
Beavers, wolves and bison could be under threat from planned changes to nature laws in Poland. Amendments to the Nature Protection Act, aimed directly at beavers, breach EU law and may also affect other protected species.
UNESCO advisers have called on the Polish Government to suspend plans for a huge increase in logging and let Białowieża Forest grow with minimal intervention.