Nature The world’s natural diversity is crucial and needs protection

1 August 2019

Environmental groups challenge European Commission to take legal action against Bulgarian government over depletion of key wildlife site Kresna Gorge

Lawyers and environmental groups have today challenged the European Commission to take legal action against the Bulgarian government over a shocking depletion of wildlife in a key EU-protected nature site, Kresna Gorge.

12 July 2019

The Georgian government is pushing through plans to build more than 150 large and medium hydro-power plants, spelling disaster for communities and wildlife.

Many of these dams would be sited around protected areas, and deprive people of access to the water sources they depend on.

Georgia

One in four mammals and one in eight birds are now threatened with extinction, as forests and other irreplaceable habitats are degraded and destroyed. Three species become extinct every hour.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns to end this alarming decline in species worldwide. Biodiversity forms the basis of existence for future generations. We aim to put this message at the heart of ongoing European debates, and support our national and local groups to preserve biodiversity on the ground.

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