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Are EU MEPs Ready to Boost Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategies?

EU Farm to Fork & Biodiversity Strategies need helpWhen the European Commission announced the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies, exactly one year ago, we estimated that they could be potential game changers for EU nature, food and farming policies.
In the next few weeks, EU lawmakers have a chance to show their strong support for nature and sustainable agriculture, argue Sabien Leemans and […]

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Stop Fake Green EU Finance Rules

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WWF EU: “130 NGOs and experts are sounding the alarm on the EU’s green finance rules, the ‘Taxonomy’, and calling for them to be rooted in science. In a detailed joint statement, the groups flag and analyse ten priority areas of concern in the European Commission’s draft, which covers which sectors can be classed as […]

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Stop Legal Hunting of Endangered Animals

Campaing to end legal hunting of endangered speciesIn Finland the law allows hunting of 17 threatened species. That is unbearable.
A group of Finnish individuals has put up a Citizens’ intiative to change this law. If at least fifty thousand Finnish citizens entitled to vote will sign this initiative, it will move forward to the Parliament.

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Harvesting Moss and Top Peat Layer Destroys Open Peatlands in Finland

Finnish peat industry found a new way to destroy peat bogs In Finland it is allowed to peel off the vegetation and the surface layer of peat from peatlands without an environmental permit. It is not even required to inform the authorities of this activity.
Peat industry claims that this is an “environmentally friendly” way to produce growing media for gardening and greenhouses. But in practice harvesting […]

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Freshwater Fish are in Trouble

Global threats for migrating fish“​With hydropower, overfishing, climate change and pollution on the rise, populations of migratory freshwater fish species have plummeted globally by 76% on average since 1970, including a 93% collapse in Europe.”
93% collapse in migratory freshwater fish populations in Europe – new report

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