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Back in April the EU adopted its report on biodiversity. This was then  supported in the European Parliament. Now, the EC has put out to tender contracts for identifying funding opportunities and mapping of biodiversity areas across Europe.

The plan sets out a strategy for the preservation and enhancement of Europe’s biodiversity through to 2020. The plan stresses the importance of biodiversity – “biodiversity loss [is] the most critical global environmental threat alongside climate change.”

The scale of the problem is significant – in the EU, only 17 % of habitats and species and 11 % of key ecosystems protected under EU legislation are in a favourable state.  Clearly then something needs to be done.

The 2020 target is largely about halting the loss of biodiversity and habitats. Thereafter, the target is for biodiversity is enhanced and valued. However, such a plan will take a lot action at national government level. There will…

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This entry was posted on July 28, 2012 by in Direction.

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