That’s according to a spokesperson for Ireland’s biggest environmental non-governmental organisation, BirdWatch Ireland.
The organisation is warmly welcoming confirmation from the EU president today that the Birds’ and Habitats’ Directives will remain in place, and will not be changed or rewritten.
Speaking on Let’s Talk this afternoon, Oonagh Duggan from BirdWatch Ireland says the laws play a role in not just protecting nature, but in developing our vital tourism industry.
The BirdWatch Ireland spokesperson also says they recognise that farmers are seriously inconvenienced by the constraints involved in the directives.
Oonagh Duggan says the situation could be improved by better implementation of the regulations, and they believe farmers should be properly compensated.