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The EU Nature Directives have provided the highest level of protection to vulnerable habitats and species for the past 30 years

– and thanks to you, they’ll continue to!

The review of these vital laws has proved that they are not just fit for purpose, but where used properly are some of the most effective nature conservation laws in the world.

On 7 December 2016, the European Commission agreed that the Nature Directives should not be opened up and changed, but instead should be better put into practice to work as intended. This is a huge victory for nature protection across national boundaries.

You spoke up to defend the laws that protect our nature, against seeing them weakened. Together, your voices helped to secure the strong political backing they needed to save them, and to make sure that these laws can now deliver against their full potential.

Join other Link members in showing how important the EU Nature Directives are for nature and the places we care for, and in calling for MEPs to #defendnature .

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