Plastic Oceans: MEPs back EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021
Single use plastic products will be banned from the EU market from 2021, under draft plans approved by Parliament on 24 October 2018. These are items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds.
Louise Vet takes first place in the Sustainable 100
The Trouw Sustainable 100 is an annual list of the most influential and inspiring thinkers and doers involved in sustainability and nature in the Netherlands. We congratulate Louise Vet on this first place.
Through rewilding, wildlife’s natural rhythms create wilder, more biodiverse habitats. Key stakeholders are challenged to adopt the rewilding philosophy and scale up in order to make changes that are beneficial for European nature.
Most of the fish on the menu in restaurants is not sustainable. The Good Fish Foundations’ ‘Chefs for Good Fish’ program wants to change this. It raises awareness among hotel and catering businesses, chefs and suppliers.
IFAW: online wildlife trade in Europe and Russia persistent
IFAW research highlights the vast quantity of live animals and their body parts available for sale online. It also details the challenges and opportunities faced in putting an end to wildlife cybercrime.
Plastic is one of the biggest pollution threats our ecosystems faces. The Plastic Solutions Fund builds collaborations around the world to help solve the plastics crisis. It finances a worldwide movement to combat single-use plastics.
Africa’s biodiversity and natural systems are under extreme threat. African Parks developed a successful public-private partnership conservation model to secure the future of protected areas comprising critical habitats for wildlife in Africa.
The ecosystems of the Balearic Islands face significant pressure, mainly from overfishing, as well as from mass tourism. The Marilles Foundation has the aim of turning the Balearics into a beacon of marine conservation.
Wildlife crimes are causing irreversible harm to biodiversity and to the very fabric of human society. The Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) conducts intelligence led undercover investigations to identify the top-level traffickers.
In West Africa fish stocks are shrinking due to problems such as overfishing and climate change. Greenpeace aims for a structural solution for this crisis, by emphasizing sustainable regional fisheries management and cooperation between governments.