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Decline in wintering waterbird populations in Ireland – report

A new report from the Irish Wetland Bird Survey has found that the numbers of wintering waterbirds in Ireland are estimated to have declined by 15% in recent years. The report also details the many factors linked to these population declines, including climate change. The majority of waterbird species assessed by the survey are showing significant declines over the last five years, with some spec...
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“EU rivers and wetlands are dying as a result of pollution and destructive infrastructure” – WWF

Further to our blog post EU Commission reviews progress made in water quality and flood risk management, the WWF European Policy Office issued its opinion on the findings. Europe’s rivers are suffering. Despite the EU’s strong water legislation, the European Commission’s latest report on its implementation, published today, paints a bleak picture. Although some progress has been made, Member St...
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