Spain reaches alarming levels of biodiversity loss, report says

On the international Biodiversity Day (May 21st), Spanish group Ecologistas en Acción announced its analysis based on the IUCN’s European Red List of endangered species and the EEA’s Corine Land Cover. 

Spain hosting the largest percentage of threatened species, followed by Portugal and Greece, there is an urgent need for immediate conservation action. According to the analysis, the threats to biodiversity are critically exacerbated by the current crisis-related policies and neglect for nature conservation. The green group also criticised Spain’s autonomous regional authorities for promoting policies that theoretically promote economic growth, whereas in reality these result in serious environmental and social impacts.

Sources: The Local, Ecologistas en accion (in Spanish).

Last modified onThursday, 04 May 2017 17:52
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