Record breaking number of EU citizens call to protect nature

Over half a million people have called on the European Commission to save Europe’s nature laws in a public consultation – by far the highest number of responses ever reached in the history of the EU. The public consultation formally closed at midnight on Sunday 26 July.

In May, major environmental organisations launched the ‘Nature Alert’ campaign in response to the EU Commission’s suggestion to evaluate whether the existing EU nature laws should be changed. The campaign makes the case for improved implementation and enforcement of existing rules set out by the laws – known as the Birds and Habitats Directives.

read more … – Europea Environmental Bureau (EEB)

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