Parliamentary question - E-4508/2010Parliamentary question

An integrated approach to reducing biodiversity loss in the EU'S ecosystems

Question for written answer E-4508/2010
to the Commission
Rule 117
Elena Oana Antonescu (PPE)

According to a recent WWF estimate, the biodiversity index, as measured by populations of 1313 vertebrate species, has declined by 30 % over the past forty years. The study concerned, the ‘Living Planet Report 2008’, concludes that natural ecosystems are undergoing a process of degradation which is without precedent in human history.

In its communication ‘A mid‑term assessment of implementing the EC Biodiversity Action Plan’ (COM(2008)0864), the Commission recognises that its objective of putting an end to biodiversity loss in 2010 is not going to be fulfilled. In view of this failure:

OJ C 170 E, 10/06/2011