Articles Posted in the " Envi " Category

  • Italian LIFE project tagging raptors in Sicily gets national media

    The LIFE ConRasi project (LIFE14 NAT/IT/001017) made the news recently when a team of Italian and Spanish ornithologists working in in Sicily attached GPS transmitters to eight young eagles to monitor them and help put an end to poaching. In articles published on 17 June, the national newspapers La Repubblica and Il Corriere della Sera […]


  • New Celtic Seas Information Portal provides MSFD information

    The Celtic Seas Partnership LIFE project (LIFE11/ENV/UK/392) has launched an Information Portal for the Celtic Seas. The portal enables users to find relevant data and information about the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), which seeks to more effectively protect the marine environment across Europe. The Celtic Seas is one of the designated MSFD regions and […]


  • LIFE project welcomes condemnation of poacher by Italian Supreme Court

    The LIFE project Waldrappteam (LIFE12 BIO/AT/000143) has welcomed the recent condemnation of a hunter for the killing of one of the most endangered bird species worldwide, the northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita). In October 2012, two the northern bald ibises, named Goja and Jedi, were shot by an Italian bird hunter just 80 km from […]


  • LIFEnews n°6

    This issue of LIFEnews focuses on a LIFE platform meeting dedicated to ecosystem services and how to incorporate them into decision-making. These services are defined as the benefits provided to humanity by ecosystems.The first article gives an overview of the event and the importance of ecosystem services, with contributions from the Estonian environment minister and […]


  • The LIFE programme wins Andalusian Environment Awards 2017

    The LIFE programme was a winner in the Andalusian Environment Awards 2017, an initiative organised by the regional government of Andalusia in Spain. The awards recognise the work of individuals or organisations in dissemination and diffusion of environmental values in the region. LIFE received the award in the ‘natural values’ category, which focuses on those […]


  • MoorLIFE2020 campaign brings moorland experience to local towns

    The MoorLIFE2020 (LIFE14 NAT/UK/000070) project will give people a virtual moor experience later this year, when it tours its ‘Bogstatic Van’ through the towns of the English Peak District and South Pennines, later this year. The LIFE project is protecting active blanket bog habitat within the South Pennine Moors’ Natura 2000 network site through a […]


  • LIFE conference explores private funding options for Natura 2000 network

    Public-private partnerships could be the answer to the lack of funding for the protection and management of Natura 2000 network sites, according to a recent conference organised by the LIFE Stymfalia project (LIFE12 NAT/GR/000275). The objective of the conference Business and Biodiversity in Natura 2000 sites: the way forward which took place in Athens and […]


  • It’s twins! LIFE reintroduced lynx gives birth in the Palatinate Forest

    Kaja has given birth! The four-year-old lynx (Lynx lynx carpathicus), who was one of the first three individuals to be reintroduced to the Palatinate Forest under the German LIFE Luchs Pfälzerwald project (LIFE13 NAT/DE/000755), has produced a litter of two. The births are the first reproductions to have occurred in the biosphere reserve since the […]


  • Commission workshop on climate action in agriculture and forestry

    A workshop on climate action in agriculture and forestry was held by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) in Brussels on 1 June 2017. The meeting emphasised the need for the agriculture and forestry sectors to take greater action to meet the […]


  • New publication: LIFE and coastal habitats

    The latest LIFE Nature Focus publication highlights the issues threatening Europe’s coastal habitats and how the LIFE programme has addressed them. Coastal regions generate 40% of our GDP, but development must be sustainable and must recognise the natural value of our varied coastlines. Only 13% of coastal species are in a ‘favourable’ conservation status, while […]