Biodiversity: MEPs demand binding targets to protect wildlife and people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A “Paris agreement” for biodiversity and an EU Biodiversity Law are needed to ensure that ecosystems are restored, resilient, and adequately protected by 2050. On Tuesday, Parliament adopted the resolution “EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives” with 515 votes […]

Biodiversity: MEPs demand binding targets to protect wildlife and humans

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. An EU Biodiversity Law is needed to set the biodiversity governance framework until 2050, the Environment Committee agreed on Friday. The committee adopted its position on the “EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives”, with 62 votes to 4 and […]

Wolves are back in Switzerland – but not everyone is happy about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content 17,000 pairs of big eyes. 17,000 pairs of big ears. 17,000 sets of big teeth. With thousands of wolves now roaming continental Europe, Little Red Riding Hood better watch out. Image: European Commission After […]

This is how Britain saved some of its most precious wildlife from the threat of extinction

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer , Formative Content Many of Britain’s wild carnivore species have returned in numbers from the brink of extinction, despite humanity encroaching on their natural habitat. In the face of historic declines, most of the country’s […]

We’ve lost 60% of wildlife in less than 50 years

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer Human activity is having a devastating impact on our planet. But while most people understand how pollution, resource depletion and loss of biodiversity are pushing the natural resources to the brink, the reality can seem […]

Humans account for only 0.01% of life on Earth – but our impact has been immense

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ron Milo, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science Most of us, including scientists, are blind to the full scope of the living world. This was illustrated by an informal survey which asked biologists and ecologists from elite universities two […]