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Habitats and Wild Birds Directives Implementation

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.

We are taking forward a variety of actions aimed at  reducing burdens on business while maintaining the integrity and purpose of the Directives.

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Implementing the review

We’re taking forwards work in four key areas where change could improve the implementation of the Directives:

This work follows the conclusions of the government’s Habitats and Wild Birds Directives Implementation Review, the conclusions from which were published on 22 March 2012.

Further information

If you have any queries, please email us on: HDimplementationreview@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Page last modified: 11 December 2012