April 2008
Ecologist;Apr2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p10
The article reports that European Commission Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas demanded a higher priority for wildlife conservation, referring to the European Union's protected area network. Speaking at a recent event in Brussels, Belgium, hosted by environmental coalition Birdlife International, Dimas said that the region's Natura 2000 network will be a central element in mitigating and adapting to climate change. He argued that the conservation of biodiversity should be treated like life insurance for the future.


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