News for Nature Conservation

5 Aug 2016

Wetlands provide countless benefits or “ecosystem services”, which range from supplying freshwater, food and biodiversity, to flood control, groundwater recharge, and climate change mitigation.

4 Aug 2016

The latest national survey conducted in the Republic of Ireland suggested that Irish Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus hibernicus) suffered a 70% decline in 40 years to a population of roughly 4,200 birds. While many projects were initiated in response to this, the Boleybrack Mountain Red Grouse Project stands out as a best case example.

13 Jul 2016

Spanish and Portuguese hunters participated in the successful project LIFE+IBERLINCE, which has tripled the number of Iberian lynx in only one decade from less than 100 individuals in 2002 to more than 400 in 2015. 

7 Jul 2016

The European Commission has made public its expert study: Evaluation Study to Support the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives. The study, which was completed in March 2016, was only made public yesterday due to an official access to document request made by the WWF

1 Jun 2015

On Thursday the 21st of May, the European Commission hosted the second Natura 2000 award Ceremony in Brussels which aims to recognise excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and conservation achievements, showcasing the added value for local economies, and increasing public awareness of Europe’s valuable natural heritage.

31 Mar 2015

In 1990, the Spanish Royal Federation of Hunting founded FECENCA, the Foundation for the Study and Protection of Nature and Hunting, which is meant to support scientific research on:

28 Feb 2015

Although we know that wildlife monitoring is an integral part of wildlife management, there are still lacking data on e.g.:

  • Abundance
  • Spatio-temporal distribution
  • Gender distribution
  • Age patterns
  • Health status


5 Dec 2014

The EU Biodiversity Strategy (Action 5 of the “Target 2: Maintain and restore ecosystems and their services”) calls on Member States to:

-Map and assess the state of ecosystems and their services in their national territory by 2014 

-Assess the economic value of such services, and promote the integration of these values into accounting and reporting systems at EU and national level by 2020

28 Nov 2014

Since 2011, “CEEweb for Biodiversity” has been organising the contest called ““Green-Go Short Film Competition” which aims to reward and share short films on natural solutions to climate change, sustainable farming and benefits of nature.

For the 2014 contest, there are three categories under which the films could apply:

1). Nature works for us!

2). Feeding the world sustainably – Celebrating the International Year of Family Farming

3). Fighting climate change and disasters with natural solutions

24 Nov 2014

The EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 requires the European Commission to carry out further work to propose by 2015 an initiative to ensure there is no net loss of ecosystems and their services (e.g. through compensation or offsetting schemes).


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