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EC acts to improve nature protection

03 May 2017

The European Commission has agreed a new action plan to improve the protection of nature and biodiversity in the EU.

The Commission is also asking the UK to implement EU environmental laws on the conservation of blanket bogs.

The action plan covers four priority areas:

  • Priority A: Improving guidance and knowledge and ensuring better coherence with broader socioeconomic objectives
  • Priority B: Building political ownership and strengthening compliance
  • Priority C: Strengthening investment in Natura 2000 and improving synergies with EU funding instruments
  • Priority D: Better communication and outreach, engaging citizens, stakeholders and communities

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