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A bill to remove EU-derived laws that include 570 environmental regulations will cause serious ecological harm, charities and MPs have warned.
The director general of the National Trust said that investment zones ‘represent a free-for-all for nature and heritage’.
Government’s plan to ‘streamline’ environmental regulations could put dormice, porpoises and bats under threat.
Campaigners say revoking of post-Brexit protections amounts to legislative vandalism. / Hundreds of Britain’s environmental laws covering water quality, sewage pollution, clean air, habitat protections and the use of pesticides are lined up for removal from UK law under a government bill.
However, there are fears these breeding programmes designed to save critically endangered species could now be jeopardised by Brexit. / Zoos in Kent say they are being prevented from transferring animals because of red tape.
They will be joined by a young bull from Germany in mid-August, whose arrival was delayed by import complications related to Brexit.
A cross border group of zoos and aquariums in Ireland and the UK have called on politicians to sort out animal transfer issues caused by Brexit.
Zoos and aquariums from across the island of Ireland have written to the British and Irish prime ministers to call for an agreement on the transfer of animals post-Brexit.
Transfers of animals for conservation schemes involving Ireland, Britain and EU plunged from 1,400 in 2019 to just 48 last year.
Environment secretary George Eustice wants to tear up a key piece of European law that environmentalists say protects cherished habitats in the UK.
The charity behind the world-renowned Fair Isle bird observatory has been forced to return to the drawing board in its attempts to rebuild the centre, which was destroyed in a devastating fire nearly two years ago.
Company denies ‘sweet deal’ that will import sugar cane from countries with lower employment and environmental standards.
Many environmental regulations based on EU law, Institute of European Environmental Policy warns.
Environmentalists fear Northern Ireland could be left behind when it comes to protecting important species and habitats after Brexit. Much of the current protection is based on EU law, backed up by the threat of fines from a European court.
Environmental standards are at risk across the board, from wildlife and habitats to water and air quality, a risk assessment shows