Wednesday 29 November 2006

Parks & Designations: Ireland criticised on conservation

Ireland is falling behind the rest of Europe in implementing key nature conservation measures, according to a new report on global conservation from the World Wildlife Fund.

It said that while Ireland had taken important steps to implement European nature conservation legislation, the Government had failed to allocate sufficient resources for implementation.

In a statement last night An Taisce said the small increase announced for the Budget recently would do little to rectify "the huge shortfalls facing this area in the past decade and the quantity of catch-up to be done".

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