WWF-EU Report 2017: Preventing Paper Parks: How to make the EU Nature Laws work

Over the last 30 years, the EU has made signifcant progress in protecting nature, reducing air and water pollution,
and tackling global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss, says Geneviève Pons-Deladrière, Director, WWF European Policy Office (EPO).

The WWF 2017 EU Report PREVENTING PAPER PARKS: HOW TO MAKE THE EU NATURE LAWS WORK states that the Nature Directives establish a conservation framework that allows sustainable development while aiming for the effective protection of rare or threatened species across their natural range. This has led to the designation of the largest network of protected areas in the world – the Natura 2000 network – which currently covers 18 per cent of Europe’s land and around 6 per cent of its seas.

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If you think about Travelling: Join an LT&C-Study Tour, experience an LT&C-Example and do good!

If you think about travelling and want to do good for nature conservation at the same time, you may choose to visit one of our LT&C-Examples: National Parks or other types of protected areas, which are supported by tourism and provide excellent wildlife experiences. LT&C in cooperation with tour operator members offers special tours to visit and study such wonderful examples. If you are yourself an LT&C-member (penguin) you can also benefit from discounted tour offers.   Continue reading “If you think about Travelling: Join an LT&C-Study Tour, experience an LT&C-Example and do good!”

Zimbabwe LT&C-Example and Climate Neutrality-Cooperation featured in SEVENSEAS

Screen Shot 2017-02-02 at 10.16.26The LT&C Example Kariba REDD+ in Zimbabwe (p. 78-81) and the new cooperation of LT&C with the South Pole Group on climate neutrality (p. 116/117) are among the many interesting stories to be found in the February edition of the SEVENSEAS travel and marin conservation magazine. Continue reading “Zimbabwe LT&C-Example and Climate Neutrality-Cooperation featured in SEVENSEAS”

Positive and Motivating News: Protected Planet Report 2016

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Positive and motivating news have been published by the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC) and IUCN: An update of the global statistics to the Protected Planet Report 2016 as of December 2016 shows that there are now just under 15,000 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) spread across 18.5 million square kilometres of ocean and sea. Over 13% of territorial waters are now protected, and dramatic progress has been made towards achieving one of the goals of the Aichi Biodiversity TargetsContinue reading “Positive and Motivating News: Protected Planet Report 2016”