Avian Flu - please report findings of dead wild birds

The Government Chief Vet has declared a Prevention Zone introducing enhanced biosecurity requirements for poultry and captive birds, helping protect them from a strain of avian flu circulating in mainland Europe. Defra is continuing to monitor the situation closely and has increased its surveillance activity, while keepers are being urged to reinforce biosecurity measures on their premises.


European Commission to retain Nature Directives

European Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella has announced that the EU will keep the Habitats and Wild Birds Directives intact. The Nature Directives are vital for Europe's nature conservation policy and as such, their implementation needs to be improved. This was one of the findings of the extensive evaluation the Commission has been carrying out since late 2014 in which it has been consulting citizens and stakeholders across all EU Member States. Read more on CIEEM website >



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