Time bound targets and restoration actions outside Natura2000
The EU Nature Restoration Law presented today builds on the birds and habitats directives by adding time bound targets and requiring restoration actions across the territory of the Member States, including outside Natura 2000. Ecosystems are the lungs and backbone of our rural territories and the landowners are custodians of this rich environment. This responsibility requires us to plead for a robust EU policy and support system. However, we deplore the lack of an effective inclusive action plan and an unfortunate continuity in a top-down approach that proved in the past to be counterproductive.