EU off-course on meeting 2010 biodiversity target

Major additional efforts are required before the EU even comes close to meeting the goals of the 2006 Biodiversity Action Plan, according to an interim assessment.

The EU will not meet its 2010 target of halting biodiversity loss without significant additional efforts, according to the European Commission.

This is the key conclusion of a mid-term assessment of progress towards implementation of the 2006 EC Biodiversity Action Plan.1 Described as "the last real opportunity for stock-taking before 2010," the assessment reveals limited progress towards achieving the stated goals. There is w

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