WWF statement: Nine EU governments ask the European Commission to protect Europe's nature
WWF congratulates the governments of Germany, France, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Poland, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Romania for their joint effort of sending a letter to the European Commission asking to keep the Birds and Habitats Directives in their current form and requesting better implementation. These Member States have acknowledged that the EU nature laws deliver good results - for nature and people.
WWF also sees this letter as a call to action and asks the European Commission and Member States to tackle the pressures on biodiversity in the European Union. Unsustainable agriculture and fisheries practices and changes to natural water flows are examples of these drivers.
WWF calls on the European Commission not to change the current legal framework of nature protection in Europe and to other Member States to join the nine countries who have already sent a strong signal to protect nature in Europe.
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