Huge majority of EU Parliament votes for nature
Animals thank you
An overwhelming majority of Members of the European Parliament (592 vs 52 MEPs) voted this week against a revision of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives, a further important step in support of WWF’s campaign to save Europe’s most important nature laws and the world’s biggest network of protected areas, Natura 2000. WWF congratulated the Parliament for agreeing that proposals to revise the Directives “would result in weakened legislative protection and ﬁnancing, and would be bad for nature, for people and for business”. In line with WWF, other non-governmental organizations and EU governments, the Parliament calls for better management and suﬃcient ﬁnancing and coherence with other EU policies – such as agriculture and energy – to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2020. A ﬁnal decision by EU Environment Ministers is expected by the end of 2016. Progress can be followed on WWF’s Keep Nature Alive campaign website.