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Press conference by Janez Potočnik on the new EU Action to protect biodiversity against problematic invasive species

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On 9 September 2013, Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, gave a press conference at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, to present a new legislation to protect biodiversity against problematic invasive species. The new legislation aims at preventing and managing the rapidly growing threat from invasive species. There are currently over 12000 species present in Europe which are alien to the natural environment. About 15% of these are invasive and they are rapidly growing in number. The proposal centres round a list of invasive alien species of Union concern, which will be drawn up with the Member States using risk assessments and scientific evidence. Selected species will be banned from the EU, meaning it will not be possible to import, buy, use, release or sell them. Special measures will be taken to deal with issues arising for traders, breeders or pet owners in the transitional period.
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Type: Complete press conference   Reference: I-081476   Date: 09/09/2013   Duration: 10:55
Personalities:   Potočnik, Janez  
Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont  
Languages: ORIGINAL

Tags: Biodiversité | Environmental degradation | Environmental protection | Fauna | Flora
© European Union, 2013   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
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