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Letter Trouwborst and others in Science: ‘EU Court: Science must justify future hunting’

Published: 22nd November 2019 Last updated: 15th April 2020

‘A greater awareness of the legal questions that require the help of scientists to answer could result in more policy-relevant research agendas and improved environmental decision-making.’ That is the conclusion of a recent letter by Arie Trouwborst (dept. Public Law and Governance) and several international colleagues in Science magazine.

The letter explains the consequences of a recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union which makes it harder for EU Member States to allow the hunting of species that are protected under the 1992 Habitats Directive, and centers future policy decisions on the results of scientific research.

Read the letter in Science