30 Jun Protect Europe’s Nature Laws
The EC is reviewing its “Nature Directives” right now and asking people to have their say. Without support, these directives would be weakened. What do they protect?
- the cleanliness of our rivers
- the environment for bees – our invaluable pollinators
- natural spaces where people enjoy spending time.
At the moment, every country in Europe shares the Habitats Directive and the Birds Directive which protect wild spaces and birds respectively. There is also a network of protected wild spaces across Europe, Natura 2000. In the UK, these include the Severn Estuary, the Brecon Beacons both on our doorstep and Chesil Beach, Cairngorms, the New Forest and the Isles of Scilly to name a few. We have 800 in total.
What can I do?
The Wildlife Trusts have made it easier to submit your views to the EC e-consultation by providing answers which best protect nature; you can check them and put your name to them if you agree that these places and species need continued protection. Please add your name. http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/defendnature