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Fish Migration Day highlights importance of restoring swimways for migratory fish

To mark Fish Migration Day, we recently hosted a webinar to share experiences from different European projects with a focus on swimways restoration. The event […]

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Take action to #RestoreNature

Nature is essential to our survival. To prevent the increasing fires across the continent. To resist the floods destroying European homes and livelihoods. To generate […]

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Floods in Italy: Reducing risk requires nature-based solutions – not more concrete infrastructure

In the wake of the recent catastrophic floods in Romagna, Italy, the Italian Centre for River Restoration makes the case that no more artificial works […]

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World Peatlands Day: Celebrating a vital European ecosystem

To mark World Peatlands Day on 2 June, Wetlands International Europe held an online workshop celebrating peatlands and communicating their importance to representatives of EU […]

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New Biodiversa+ bird conservation project launched

A new EU project launched last week will evaluate changes in bird abundance and distributions in Europe and develop new tools to meet global biodiversity […]

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Living Rivers Europe Coalition requests sustainable inland navigation in final trans-European transport (TEN-T) rules

Ahead of the EU negotiations on the final TEN-T rules, the Living Rivers Europe [1] coalition of NGOs working towards the protection of rivers, lakes […]

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Wetlands – A vital lifeline for migratory birds

Every spring and autumn over 77 million migratory waterbirds and many more wetland-dependent other bird species migrate across the Mediterranean between their European breeding grounds […]

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Petition to save Polesia from E40 waterway construction

The Save Polesia coalition has launched a petition calling on the European Commission and the governments of Poland, Ukraine and Belarus to save the region […]

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Dams are falling all over Europe!

Groningen, The Netherlands (April 25, 2023) – A new report by Dam Removal Europe reveals another record-breaking year for river barrier removal in 2022. A […]

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EU countries face EU legal action over lack of sustainable water management plans

The European Commission has opened infringement proceedings against 16 EU countries over their failure to present water management plans required by the Water Framework Directive […]