Stop Weakening Natura 2000 Birds and Habitats directives! Image: Nuno Alves: Environment & Me - EEA Stop weakening Natura 2000 directives Read the petition First Name Last Name Email Confirm Email Natura 2000 Birds and Habitats directives are scientifically prepared, decades long, mature framework for protecting endangered species and their most important breeding, feeding and sheltering habitats across all EU countries. This system has to be strengthened not weakened. The latest study from the European Environment Agency highlighted that “When implemented well, conservation measures work and improve the status of habitats and species on the ground. Such improvements remain limited and patchy, and unfortunately Europe’s biodiversity is still being eroded overall and the pressures continue.” As part of the EU Commission's Regulatory Fitness (REFIT) program, the EU Conservation Commission launched a public survey to collect data to support their 12 weeks public consultation project with the objective of "investigating" the Birds and Habitats directives and make them "fit for the purpose". The survey is purely designed, the survey questions and the predefined answer sets are ambiguous, the survey suffers from many weaknesses and it is unusable for collecting coherent, valid, scientifically meaningful data. Instead it might be used for serving deregulation purposes which than would be perfectly suitable to serve the interest of global corporations against the barriers posed by the directives of nature conservation in Europe. We ask the EU Conservation Commission office, led by Mr. Karmenu Vella to stop the current process, revoke and substantially rework the survey, and launch it again only if and when it can truly be used for serving the objectives of conservation. [signature] Sign Now 4 signatures Please share this with your friends: Please share it!