BirdLife International has launched a groundbreaking new report on the state of biodiversity in the EU. Entitled ’2010-Turning or Breaking Point for Europe’s Wildlife?’, it denounces the EU’s failure to reach its target of halting biodiversity loss by 2010. The report also maps out the necessary steps needed to stop further declines and to reverse the biodiversity loss.

“The message from this report is clear: the EU needs to take decisive action if it wants to turn the tide on the deepening biodiversity crisis and follow on the pledge of the European Heads of State, who adopted a new ambitious target during their last European Council”, commented Ariel Brunner, Head of EU Policy at BirdLife International European Division. “We know what to do. The question is: do Europeans have the will and the courage to take action before it is too late?”

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