Sweden suggests more Natura 2000 sites

The number of Swedish areas proposed for protection under the EU Natura 2000 network continues to grow rapidly with announcement today that 419 more sites have been suggested to the European Commission. Sweden's previous proposals under the 1979 wild birds directive and the 1992 habitats directive total 2952 sites (EED 23/05/01). Proposals for a further 500-600 to become part of the network by January, an environment ministry spokesperson told ENDS Europe DAILY. See environment ministry and press release.

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