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80,000 Scientists Urgently Calls for Cuts to Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The world’s leading aquatic scientific societies have come together to state the need for urgent cuts to global greenhouse gas emissions to avoid dire consequences. […]

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Potential effects of the coal mine exploitation in the Sawin deposit

The planned exploitation of the Sawin deposit in Poland will potentially have a severe negative impact on all wetland ecosystems in the area, states expert […]

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Need for EU Global Leadership on Biodiversity Finance

The new Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – NDICI is still under negotiations. The next EU Budget and NDICI will be an important element […]

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E40 waterway construction: hazardous dredging started in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Ukraine takes first steps for the construction of the E40 inland waterway, breaching national law and potentially releasing nuclear waste that could expose millions of […]

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Scientists uncover new information on the Douro river ecosystem

Porto. At a press conference on July 23rd, the Douro Vivo Network launched seven studies providing new information on the Douro river basin ecosystem. Scientists […]

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New Dam Removal strategy supports action for freshwater ecosystems

With their new 10 year strategy, the Dam Removal Europe partners stand ready to support European countries to take action for accelerating restoration of freshwater […]

Why BIODIVERSITY must be prioritised within the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) in the new EU Budget

In July, Wetlands International Europe and its partners  published a statement stressing why biodiversity must be prioritised within the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument […]

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EU water law will NOT be changed, confirms European Commission

In a landmark day for Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands, the European Commission has announced that the EU’s strong water legislation — the EU Water […]

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Inside the takedown of Europe’s multi-billion pound eel mafia

Eels are one of the ocean’s great mysteries, but populations have been trafficked to the verge of extinction. Now eel-smuggling gangs are starting to get […]

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Native Oyster experts prepare biosecurity recommendations for European oyster restoration projects

With an estimated decline of 95% since the 19th century, native oyster reefs are one of the most threatened marine habitats in Europe. The key driver behind this […]