HIghest Offenders: Environmental Complaints in the EU

Ireland has the second highest number of environmental complaints within the European Commission, with 57. Considering the small population of Ireland, it stands  that Ireland per head of capita is a country struggling to uphold its protection promises. See the image below to determine the number of environmental complaints in each European country.

Env cases Europe

Image 1: DG Env cases per member state courtesy of the Irish Wildlife Trust
The General Assembly of the European Environmental Bureau recently called on the Irish Government and the European Commission to take urgent measures to protect the remaining peat bogs in Ireland and other parts of Europe. However, there has been continued extraction of peat from a large number of raised bog. This shows that there is inadequate measures in place for Natura 2000 sites in Ireland. Hence, the large number of complaints.

Courtesy of The Irish Wildlife Trust

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