Issue 43


July 2015

A recent study by the NGO Birdlife International has concluded that we are far from halting biodiversity loss, as many plants and animals are threatened with extinction in the EU. Where protection through EU nature legislation has been enforced, biodiversity declines have been turned around, as shown by beavers, cranes, wolves and eagles coming back to many countries in Europe. However the status of more than 20% of the species protected under EU nature legislation and more than 30% of the protected habitats have deteriorated over the last years.