Also the European Federation of Hunting Associations (FACE) takes the field to ask the European Commission to keep the protection of wetlands and waters. More than 40% of huntable waterfowl in Europe it is decreasing. The European Water Framework Directive is an important tool for restoring wetland habitats in Europe, for the benefit of birds and biodiversity. Without healthy rivers, lakes and wetlands, there is none aquatic wildlifeFor example, dams and other infrastructures (for hydroelectricity, flood defense and navigation) interrupt the natural flow of a river and prevent the reproduction of species.
Unsustainable agriculture pollutes e use a lot of water. European waters are currently protected by EU law - but many governments want to weaken the law and it is important to prevent this from happening. The European Commission seeks the opinion of citizens through a public consultation that will expire in a few days: there is still little time left to make one's voice heard by asking to keep the current law on water protection strong.
The #ProtectWater Campaign was launched by 100 European NGOs, including Wetland International, the global non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wetlands, to respond to the consultation of the Commission strongly and unanimously calling for the Water Conservation Directive to remain strong. FACE invites you to support and support this campaign by signing the response prepared by Wetland International to the European consultation via the link https://europe.wetlands.org/support-us/protectwater/. It is important to act now and jointly halt this possible threat to the deterioration of aquatic habitats and closely related wildlife.