Ortolan bunting - Roger Tidman, Corbis

Europe’s birds

: Ortolan bunting - Roger Tidman, Corbis

Early warning here. I imagine the report itself, once released, will be illuminating. There are several other links off the Guardian article below.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/14/a-third-of-europes-birds-under-threat-says-most-comprehensive-study-yet

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  1. Michael WhiteMichael White Post author

    I remember when the Birds Directive (1979) was incorporated into British Law: it was a remarkable piece of legislation in that it said ‘economics are not a valid reason to destroy or degrade a habitat or its species’. Needless to say Margaret Thatcher undid that by inserting a clause into the later Habitats Directive (1983) that said ‘economics ARE a valid reason to destroy habitats and species’. QED. Mike

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