ACT NOW TO DEFEND DEVON’S BIRDS

There is an EU “fitness check” of the Birds and Habitats Directive taking place at this time which could result in a weakening of the current protection that the Directive gives to our birds.
I would therefore ask members to take about 20 minutes to complete an on-line EU survey document letting Brussels know that we do not want any weakening of the current arrangements.  The website details to do this are:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/consultations/nature_fitness_check_en.htm

If you do not feel confident to complete the 20 min multiple choice survey document referred to above then you can instead spend two or three minutes to complete “action of support campaign” with the RSPB on
http://www.rspb.org.uk/joinandhelp/campaignwithus/defendnature/

The EU has a timetable for receiving responses which started on 1st June so please do not delay completing ideally the 20 min survey which will be the most effective way of responding.

Please forward the content of this email as you see fit to members, friends or family. If you prefer information can also be accessed and followed by sharing the social media campaign <https://twitter.com/search?q=%23defendnature&src=typd > >  (#defendnature)
I hope you are able to pursue one or other of the options above to protect Devon’s birds.
George Harris
Chairman