It’s been a roller-coaster of a year and so, as 2016 draws to a close, I am delighted to be able to report good news about European wildlife – news which also has huge significance for the future of nature conservation in the UK.
Following a comprehensive 2-year evaluation process, the European Commission announced yesterday that the EU Birds and Habitats & Species Directives (the ‘Nature’ Directives) would not be ‘opened up’ for revision. Instead – and in line with the evidence as to what is urgently required – the Commission will draw up plans for better implementation and increased investment.
Click on the link to read the rest of the article: The EU Nature Directives are safe – so what next for protection of UK wildlife? – Martin Harper’s blog – Our work – The RSPB Community