UK accused of ignoring marine eutrophication

Species under threat, targets will not be met unless policies are overhauled, says WWF

British policies on marine eutrophication are woefully inadequate and many habitats and species are under threat, environmental group WWF has claimed in a report published today. Unless urgent measures are introduced to reduce nutrient inputs the country will fail to meet a series of EU and Ospar targets, it warns. The problem facing the UK is not a lack of commitment in principle, says WWF, but a failure to take legal commitments seriously in practice.

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