Earlier this week, The Guardian reported that over 200 ancient forests and woodlands in the UK are being threatened by development. According to the Guardian, ancient woodlands “are areas that have been wooded continuously since 1600, often forming the UK's richest land habitat, which is home to a wide array of wildlife including more than 230 rare or threatened species.” Read the complete article here.
The Guardian has also reported that the wild boar is making a strong – but potentially problematic –comeback to the English countryside after the animal's reintroduction twenty years ago. See the article here.
If you're interested in reading more about environmental laws and regulation in Great Britian, Europe, or the EU, see these books:
- Richard Macrory, Regulation, enforcement and governance in environmental law (2010).
- Philip Lowe and Stephen Ward (eds.), British environmental policy and Europe : politics and policy in transition (1994).
- Elli Louka, Conflicting integration: the environmental law of the European Union (2004).
- Pål Wennerås, The enforcement of EC environmental law (2007).
- Eberhard Bohne, The quest for environmental regulatory integration in the European Union: integrated pollution prevention and control, environmental impact assessment and major accident prevention (2006).
Loooking for more resources on Foreign and International Law, see these Research Guides:
And to stay current about domestic, environmental laws and regulations, Greenwire is a great resource.