31 Mar '16, 12pm

Protection of 69 threatened species in the Baltic Sea blocked by Denmark

Three years of work by 88 leading experts were effectively scrapped during the 37th Annual Meeting of the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) last Friday, when countries approved a heavily weakened version of a plan to protect and rebuild the most threatened Baltic Sea and Kattegat species. Oceana denounces Denmark as the sole culprit that has effectively blocked the protection of 69 species threatened with extinction in the area. “Denmark’s short-sighted stance opposes the overwhelmingly predominant call for protection and is highly dangerous for the future of Baltic ecosystems,” explains Lasse Gustavsson, Executive Director of Oceana in Europe. “It is unacceptable that a single, non-environmentally conscious government is able to cause lasting damage far beyond its own waters. We hope that the other countries will take it upon themselves to implement more ambitious actions than...

Full article: http://oceana.org/press-center/press-releases/protection-...

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