Here’s a blog from The Wildlife Trusts about good news for wildlife.

It begins:

“Today the European Commission agreed not to ‘open’ up the Birds and Habitats Directives (the ‘Nature Directives’) – these are key European wildlife protection laws which had been the subject of a review into their effectiveness.  Opening up these laws to further reviews and changes could have led to weakened protection for wildlife, so it’s great news the EC sees their value and has agreed their implementation needs to be improved.

While the full picture of how these directives will be implemented in the UK after we leave the European Union remains unclear, these laws remain vital to UK wildlife especially for migratory species that don’t respect country boundaries, such as birds and harbour porpoise.  They also help to protect thousands of areas of special habitat on land and at sea, places that many of us know and love.  …”


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