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EU Biodiversity Action Plan Report 2008

The mid-term report on implementation of the EU Biodiversity Action Plan provides the first comprehensive assessment of progress at both European Community and Member State levels The report studies four main policy areas: biodiversity in the EU, the EU and global biodiversity, biodiversity and climate change, and the knowledge base.

A summary of progress in each Member State is included for the first time.

This mid-term assessment shows the progress made since June 2006 and outlines the most important activities which have been undertaken by the EC and its Member States to implement the Biodiversity Action Plan.

The main conclusion is that the EU is highly unlikely to meet its 2010 target of halting biodiversity decline. Intensive efforts will be required over the next two years, both at the level of the EC and by the Member States, if we are even to come close to achieving this objective.

EU policies and legislation already provide a strong basis to address the biodiversity challenge but they need to be effectively implemented. The 2008 assessment highlights priority measures for the coming years. These range from more action to manage and restore sites in the Natura 2000 network to restoring ecosystem health and services in the wider EU countryside and in freshwater and marine environments.

Press release

Major additional effort needed to halt biodiversity loss by 2010

The mid-term report

A mid-term assessment of implementing the EC Biodiversity Action Plan

Summary 12 –page official document (Communication) in all languages.

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The annexes



Austria

Germany

The Netherlands

Belgium

Greece

Poland

Bulgaria

Hungary

Portugal

Cyprus

Ireland

Romania

Czech Republic

Italy

Slovakia

Denmark

Latvia

Slovenia

Estonia

Lithuania

Spain

Finland

Luxemburg

Sweden

France

Malta

United Kingdom