Every year, millions of tourists flock to visit Europe’s most stunning natural sites, some of them protected by the EU Nature Directives. Out-of-control tourism developments are all too often trampling protected nature and crowding out wildlife.
Unsustainable tourism development is a major driver of biodiversity loss in Europe.
Whether it be trampling turtle nesting areas
and crowding out the space nature needs, or new hotels or golf resorts
intruding on precious wildlife areas; developments are often destroying the very nature tourists love to visit.
The European Commission must ensure that tourism works for nature.
The EU Nature Directives must be enforced in protected coastal zones overrun with unsustainable tourism.