River Chelt (UK) restoration attracts much more wildlife


The River Chelt (a tributary of England's largest river, the Severn) is a fantastic haven for wildlife and has benefited this month from restoration.  Over the coming weeks the area will be landscaped and  a new meandering section of river has been created to bypass the Norton Weir.  This will attract more wildlife such as birds, bats, dragonflies and eels.

Links between WFD and Natura 2000


A new report, prepared by DG Environment, has recently been published addressing the issue of links between the Water Framework Directive (WFD 2000/60/EC) and Nature Directives (Birds Directive 2009/147/EC and Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC).

This paper compiles some frequently asked questions raised by implementing authorities and stakeholders and provides detailed answers related to the implementation of WFD in Natura 2000 sites.


The document could be downloade from the publication page