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 […]


New EU Inland Waterway Development Action Plan must adhere to legal water protection requirements

The European Green Deal announced measures to increase the capacity of inland waterways to ‘shift a substantial part of inland freight from road onto rail […]



During the next four years, our Spanish member Fundación Global Nature (FGN) will implement the LIFE Wetlands4Climate project, whose objective is to demonstrate that the […]


Updated trends for wintering waterbirds in the EU

The European Association of Wetlands International has updated the dashboard presenting an overview of the trends of the wintering waterbird species in the European Union. […]


New waterbird trends for 358 populations

Results of the latest International Waterbird Census (IWC) trend analyses for 358 waterbird populations in the African-Eurasian flyway are now available on the IWC Online […]


Lead is poison. A total ban is needed

This week, the European Parliament, in its plenary setting, will vote the proposal of the Commission to ban the use of lead gunshot in wetlands, […]


Restoring EU’s Nature

The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, published in May 2020, is a key element of the European Green Deal. It aims at protecting nature, reversing […]


African-Eurasian Waterbird Census 2021

January 2021 will be the 55th count season of the annual International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian flyway. The IWC is a vital data source […]


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 […]


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 […]