05 March 1999
WWF critical of EU projects

THE Worldwide Fund for Nature has released a highly-critical report on conservation farming projects funded by the European Union (EU).

The charity claims that the projects, established in 1992 under the Habitats Directive, are invading valuable conservation areas.

It attacks the European Commission, alleging that it is financing the threat to nature sites through farm subsidies and road, dam and canal projects.

  • The Guardian 05/03/99 page 15