EU falls short of targets to protect nature – agency

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Oct 19, 2020 at 2:34 PM
  • Unsustainable farming, forestry and the sprawl of urbanisation are degrading the health of Europe’s animals and natural habitats, the bloc’s environment agency said, meaning that the European Union will miss key targets to protect biodiversity.
  • Most of Europe’s protected habitats and species have a poor or bad conservation status, the EU environment agency (EEA) said in a report on Monday.
  • The EU had aimed to increase the amount of habitats and non-bird species with a good or improved conservation status by 100% and 50%, respectively.