Save Our Nature Campaign Update - December 2015
Calling SMEs to stand with the Birds and Habitats Directives
Save Our Nature/Nature Alert Campaign Results
The public consultation phase of the Save Our Nature Campaign resulted in 520,325 people calling for the protection of the Birds and Habitats Directives in Europe smashing all public consultation records in the European Union. In Ireland 7,694 people signed the petition to protect the Directives. Relative to population size this puts Ireland as sixth in terms of support for the Directives. To everyone who sent their support, THANK YOU so much. We now have a strong basis to continue with the next phase of the Campaign. More news soon!
What is the Save Our Nature Campaign all about?
Nature in Ireland has benefitted enormously from the European Union’s nature laws, which are incorporated into Irish law. These EU laws are the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive. If we didn’t have these EU directives, we believe that nature in Ireland would be in a bad state.
These EU laws are under threat as part of a review of by the European Commission, called the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT). This process could lead to their weakening and eroding the benefits they provide to people and the environment. We need you to do something about it.
Listen to BirdWatch Ireland's Niall Hatch on RTÉ Radio One's Mooney Goes Wild programme explaining why people who care about nature need to take action to prevent the dismantling of EU wildlife laws
(First broadcast on Sunday 17th May 2015)