Preventing Paper Parks: How to make the EU nature laws work
The WWF Preventing Paper Parks report shows EU protected areas at risk due to lack of proper implementation of EU nature laws, series of wrongdoings by member states, and legal actions started by the Commission. It also illustrates the importance of nature protection and sustainable development going hand in hand.
WWF calls on the European Commission and Member States to step up their efforts by addressing the following priorities:
Complete the designation of marine Natura 2000 sites;
Develop conservation measures and management plans for all Natura 2000 sites;
Increase investment in Natura 2000;
Strengthen enforcement across Europe.