The agency is now calling for the extent of environmental damage associated with particular goods and services to be more accurately reflected in the price tag. It also says that external pressures on biodiversity vary from place to place and we should act to secure healthy ecosystems across the board, rather than concentrating on pockets of habitat.
Despite significant progress in certain aspects of biodiversity, the agency's latest statistics indicate that Europe will miss its target of halting biodiversity loss by 2010. The EEA is calling for better ecosystem accounting to reflect the 'natural capital' which we deplete through economic activity….
Red fox pup in a forest of Haute-Normandie