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KEEP NATURE ALIVE

 
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Europe has strong nature protection laws that need to be defended to Keep Nature Alive
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Whales, bears, eagles, butterflies… We have some amazing wildlife in Europe. However, 60% of animals and plans and 70% of their homes are at risk. And the trend is expected to continue: increasing demands for space, water, energy and food are threatening unique species and irreplaceable natural ecosystems, like forests, lakes, rivers and seas.
 
The laws at the heart of Europe’s nature conservation – the Birds and Habitats Directives – are vital if we want to stop the loss of nature and build a sustainable future for us and our children. Thanks to these laws, endangered species like the Iberian Lynx, the wolf and the brown bear are reappearing in our landscapes again. But this progress is under threat because European Commission along with some national politicians could weaken the EU nature laws, undoing years of progress.

In order to prevent re-opening of the EU nature directives WWF organized a campaign “Keep Nature Alive” in the framework of European wide campaign “Nature Alert” that gathered over 520,000 signatures in the European Commission's consultation – the biggest number ever reached in the history of the EU! 
 
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S.O.S. FOR ADRIATIC

The aim of the campaign S.O.S. for Adriatic is to keep the entire Adriatic Sea oil free, not only by stopping the planned activities in Croatia, but also by ending existing oil production on the Italian side of the Adriatic.

Coalition of NGOs demands that the government puts a moratorium on oil exploration and exploitation in the Adriatic Sea. Croatian government needs to realize that we live in an age of dramatic transitions in the energy sector due to climate change, and we believe that more experts and politicians have to realise that the future of energy in the Adriatic isn’t oil, but renewable energy sources.

EARTH HOUR

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Earth Hour Logo
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WWF started Earth Hour with teams and partners in Sydney, Australia back in 2007. Our mission is to unite people and create a movement that will achieve massive environmental impact, including legislation changes by harnessing the power of the crowd.

Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 176 countries and territories worldwide. In 2016, WWF’s Earth Hour grew to become the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. While the global lights out remains an impactful visual call-out, its true impact is starting to be seen in areas and communities fighting climate change on an everyday basis.

Earth Hour 2017 is on 25 March 2017, 8:30 pm.
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