UK rapped over marine mammals
The European Commission is taking the UK to court for failing to protect endangered harbour porpoises.
Britain is supposed to have created special sites round the coastlines to protect the animals, but has proposed only two.
The Commission says it has repeatedly urged the government to fulfil its obligations as other nations have done.
The government has not yet made a comment on the court action.
The move comes as the Wildlife Trusts launch a campaign for the UK to declare many more Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) to safeguard mammals round the shores.
They say safeguards to the UK's... read more
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