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Illegal fishing destroys marine habitats and threatens species living at sea. Now, though, the EU’s OCEAN SENTINEL project has developed the world’s first ocean surveillance system that enlists the help of seabirds.
World's first seabird ocean surveillance system will fight illegal fishing
11 May 2020
The European Union will step up efforts to control wildlife trading and make factory farming more sustainable, given that both issues have played a role in the coronavirus pandemic, the bloc’s environment chief said on Thursday.
EU to step up rules on factory farming, wildlife trading amid pandemic
20 April 2020
The European Commission has responded to the petition from December 2019 that collected over half a million signatures from EU citizens urging policy makers to fulfil their commitment to end overfishing and achieve clean and healthy seas by 2020.
Commission replies to petition to end overfishing
1 February 2020
How do you say ‘appropriate husbandry for captive lions’ in Bulgarian? Or in Polish, Spanish or German?
Zoos Directive Good Practices Document now available in eight languages
16 October 2019
Find here the schedule of hearings of the Commissioners
Schedule of hearings of the Commissioners-designate ahead of election by the European Parliament
19 September 2019
The Workshop aims at identifying good practices and allowing for exchange of experiences between experts in the field of animal welfare during maritime transports of live animals from the EU to third countries.
CVOs discuss animal welfare during sea transport, but no NGOs invited to take part
13 June 2019
Today, the European Commission decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative entitled ‘Save the bees! Protection of biodiversity and improvement of habitats for insects in Europe'.
European Commission registers ‘Save the bees!' European Citizens Initiative
15 May 2019
These include plants and animals not native to Europe that have either accidentally or deliberately been introduced in Europe’s environments.
A new report locates Europe's 'invasive alien species
9 May 2019
Some Member States have applied management methods which imply the capture, sterilisation and release of species included in the Union list.
EC confirms that the capture, sterilisation and release of invasive alien species is possible
12 April 2019
Giraffes must be protected from a trophy hunting loophole as they face "silent extinction", campaigners have said as MPs pressure Michael Gove to act.
Celebrities urge Commissioner Vella to support African nations in protecting giraffes
23 March 2019
Eight member states of the European Union have already totally banned the fur industry and several others are considering a similar movement. Most Europeans oppose this business.
Ask the European Commission not to legitimize the fur industry
18 March 2019
With regard to animal welfare and conservation, whistleblowers are often alerting authorities, media, and NGOs about the lack of compliance with the legislation.
Intergroup meeting report: "Whistleblowers: the protection of persons reporting on breaches of EU law”
14 March 2019