MCZs Mary Creagh, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), said: “The Government has not adequately responded to our concerns around Marine Protected Areas. Specifically, it has failed to outline a plan which addresses the delays in completing the Marine Conservation Zone network, continued to exclude reference areas from these Marine Conservation Zones, and taken […]

Read More

EAC ‘Marine Protected Areas Revisited’ The Marine Protected Areas Revisited report published today, found MPAs are not being effectively managed, and the Government needs to do more to protect vulnerable marine habitats, features and species once a site is designated as an MPA. The Committee also expressed concern that the Government had moved the goal […]

Read More

On the back of the record lows of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice levels MPs from the Environmental Audit Committee have launched a new inquiry (see below) to look at the implications for UK. NASA: sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both poles Arctic sea ice appears to have reached a record low wintertime […]

Read More