Nature and biodiversity newsletter. Number 38, June 2015
In this issue of the newsletter, we present some key findings from our new report on the State of Nature in the EU. The report assesses the conservation status and trends of some 2,000 species and natural habitats protected under the Birds and Habitats Directives. In a nutshell, the report shows that while there are important success stories in the recovery of nature, especially where there have been targeted conservation actions, the overall status of species and habitats in the EU has not significantly improved over the last six years. But nature is relatively slow to adapt to change, and... six years is too short a timeframe to reasonably expect any significant improvements. It is already clear however, that we need to step-up our efforts considerably if we are to achieve the targets set in the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy. The coming mid-term review of the Strategy will be a further opportunity to renew momentum and reinforce commitments for the period up to 2020.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for the Environment (European Commission) Themes: Environment policy and protection of the environment
- Subject: biodiversity, environmental policy, information, periodical publication, wildlife
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