9 June, 2022
A new BirdLife report has revealed how EU countries are failing to protect seabirds. 67 species of seabirds, including endemic and threatened ones, breed and/or winter in EU countries. And while they return to land to breed, seabirds depend on the marine environment for food, and spend long periods of time out at sea. Sadly, however, their homes on land and at sea are threatened. In 2019 only 11% of EU seas were protected, but the EU Biodiversity Strategy aims to increase to 30% the protection of the sea in the EU by 2030, with an expansion of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as part of the Natura 2000 network. Read our blog here!