Together with CEEweb for Biodiversity and representing both of our organisations’ members, we sent a letter to the European Commission where we stated our comments on the proposed Action Plan for better implementation of Natura 2000.

The fitness check results concluded that the directives are fit for purpose and that they work best where well implemented. For this reason we believe that we need bold actions both at the EU level as well as in the individual Member States to increase implementation of the directives. We are of the opinion that the Action Plan can be a great tool for this if the actions are well targeted, smartly planned and supported by all the stakeholders.

Read the full letter listing our recommended amendments to the Action Plan »

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