Release: Legal Toolkit to protect rivers from hydropower development

We are happy to announce the release of our “Toolkit on how to use EU and international environmental law to protect rivers from hydropower development”. […]


EU development programming for biodiversity and climate must heed people’s voices

The EU is the world’s largest aid donor and a major political actor with a strong influence over global policies. The EU recognises civil society […]


Webinar on Legal Tools to Protect Rivers from Hydropower Development

For years, activists and civil society organisations have been arguing against the further damming of Europe’s remaining free-flowing rivers. In particular, the construction of new […]


Submission to the EC public consultation on biodiversity

The European Commission is working to put forward legally binding targets for ecosystem restoration by the end of 2021, which will restore damaged ecosystems by […]


Eels – “The Great Travellers of the Mediterranean Lagoons”

The European eel is an emblematic species of Mediterranean lagoons, but it is also found in a wide variety of habitats. This species, with its […]



Nature as we know it is heading towards extinction. And it’s because of human activity. Logging, intensive agriculture and overfishing have pushed one million animal […]

Case study

Wetland restoration scenarios to determine ecosystem services trade-offs

Restoration of the sponge function in wetland soils in sub catchments of larger river systems is a nature-based solution for flood mitigation and drought prevention […]


A definition of paludiculture in the CAP

  Drainage-based agriculture on peatland causes enormous economic and environmental losses through CO2 emissions (~25 % of EU agricultural emissions from 3 % of EU […]


REGISTRATION IS OPEN! The 2021 European River Symposium

REGISTER NOW! After the success in 2013 and 2016, the European River Symposium is coming back in 2021 to create an even stronger partnership for […]


Mires of Poleski National Park at risk due to mining plans

Mires of the Poleski National Park are at risk due to mining plans in the Lubelskie Coal Basin. The Australian company Balamara is making progress […]