Policy paper

Report of the habitats and wild birds directives implementation review

This sets out the conclusions of the Government's Review and the actions that Government will take to improve implementation of the Directives.

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Report of the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives Implementation Review

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Habitats and Wild Birds Implementation Review: Summary of measures

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In November 2011 the Government announced a review of the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives, as currently implemented in England, with a view to reducing burdens on business while maintaining the integrity of the purpose of the Directives. The Government strongly supports the aims of the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives to protect our rarest and most threatened habitats and species, which contribute to the economic value of our natural environment.

The Government published the Report of the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives Implementation Review (together with a summary of measures) on 22 March 2012. This sets out the conclusions of the Government’s Review and the actions that Government will take, in partnership with the public, private and voluntary sectors, to improve implementation and in doing so strengthen the environmental purpose and integrity of the Directives.

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