The “fitness check” on the EU Birds and Nature Directives, which is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the measures, has now been published. The general finding is that they are effective at minimal costs to business and governments. The Directives are, however, still under threat and as the State of Nature in the EU report last year found, nature is still in crisis across Europe.
Birdlife International has published From Nature Alert to Action summarising the “fitness check” report and setting out what it believes should happen next. For more information visit Martin Harper’s Blog.