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News Race to save EU species too slow

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Source WWF European Policy Office
Release date 06/09/2001
Contributor freeman

28 June 2001, Brussels, Belgium: Europe risks losing the race to protect Europe’s threatened species and habitats unless member states speed up warned WWF, the conservation organisation.

Today WWF published a unique snapshot of the state of implementation of the European Union’s most important nature conservation law – the Habitats Directive. Presenting implementation of the Directive as a 30 kilometre race to save Europe’s most threatened species and habitats, WWF shows all member states far from the finishing line envisaged by European law. Even the front runner, Denmark, is just over two thirds of the way through the race (at 21 k out of 30) that started in 1992.

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