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Green 10 open letter to the EU Commission: Support the biodiversity ambition under the Recovery and Resilience Facility

Brussels, 2nd December 2020   To: Ambassador Clauß, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the EU,
EU Commission President Von der Leyen, EU Commission Vice-Presidents Dombrovskis and Timmermans CC: Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Siegfried Mureșan, Dragoș Pîslaru, Rapporteurs for the European Parliament   Subject: Support the biodiversity ambition under the Recovery and Resilience Facility   Dear Honorable Ambassador Clauß, Dear President Von der Leyen,   With the European Green Deal, biodiversity has found a place at the heart of European policy making. The EU Biodiversity Strategy, which has been endorsed by the Council unanimously, sets out ambitious targets. The final agreement on the EU Budget includes a 7.5% biodiversity target from 2024 and 10% from 2026 onwards.  

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BirdLife recommendation: Resolution on the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy

Ahead of the adoption by the European Parliament of its own initiative report on the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030, BirdLife Europe, the European Environmental Bureau and the WWF European Policy Office, share their joint recommendations on priorities that should be supported by the Parliament, and answer common myths and questions frequently asked about the implementation of this Strategy.    We overall welcome the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 as an ambitious and science-based blueprint to address the biodiversity and climate crises over the next 10 years as a fundamental part of the European Green Deal.  

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Latest birds observations from eElurikkus

3. December 2020
Bombycilla garrulus (Bohemian Waxwing) 1 Kaarel Võhandu Tartu,
2. December 2020
Strix uralensis (Ural Owl) 1 Siim Vaar Türi vald, RESTRICTED
Sitta europaea (Eurasian Nuthatch) 2 Tiiu Tali Tartu linn, Tartu linn
Corvus corax (Common Raven) 2 Eedi Lelov Tori vald, Suigu küla
Corvus corax (Common Raven) 2 Eedi Lelov Tori vald, Suigu küla
Haliaeetus albicilla (White-tailed Sea-eagle) 4 Raul Vilk Kambja vald, RESTRICTED
Dendrocopos leucotos (White-backed Woodpecker) 1 Raul Vilk Kambja vald, RESTRICTED
Buteo buteo (Eurasian Buzzard) 2 Raul Vilk Kambja vald, Aardlapalu prügila
Passer montanus (Eurasian Tree Sparrow) 100 Raul Vilk Kambja vald, Aardlapalu prügila
Passer domesticus (House Sparrow) 7 Raul Vilk Kambja vald, Aardlapalu prügila