“The RSPB and SEO (BirdLife in Spain), have launched a ‘European Network against Environmental Crimes’, aiming to ensure that the 2008 EU Directive is complied with.
The new project is expected to significantly advance environmental protection by bolstering the EU Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law, and the project is financially supported by the Criminal Justice Program of the EU and overall by BirdLife Europe.
Environmental crimes are considered to be acts that breach environmental legislation and cause significant harm or risk to the environment and human health, often generating economic losses. Such acts notably include the illegal emission or discharge of substances into air, water or soil, as well as actions that hinder the conservation of species.”
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