Sunday 19 November 2017

Brexit 'threat to wildlife on both sides of Border'

Chairman of Northern Ireland Environment Link Patrick Casement said: “Our small island forms a single and unique unit in terms of our natural environment and our plant and animal species do not recognise the existence of a border.” Stock photo.
Chairman of Northern Ireland Environment Link Patrick Casement said: “Our small island forms a single and unique unit in terms of our natural environment and our plant and animal species do not recognise the existence of a border.” Stock photo.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Plant and animal species could become extinct both north and south of the Border because of Brexit, environmentalists have warned.

A fifth of all species were already threatened and a hard environmental Border could undermine common standards and water down protection of those most at risk, campaigners said.

Lobby groups from the Republic and Northern Ireland will visit Brussels today to voice their concerns.

Chairman of Northern Ireland Environment Link Patrick Casement said: "Our small island forms a single and unique unit in terms of our natural environment and our plant and animal species do not recognise the existence of a border."

Irish Independent

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