P734 CEEFAX 734 Sun 9 Apr 02:34/03   1/2      PLANS ANNOUNCED TO PROTECT WILDLIFE Plans have been unveiled by the Government that will protect UK wildlife and habitatsN Some 280 sites may qualify as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) under the EU Habitats DirectiveN Environment Secretary John Gummer announced the plans which are hoped will help save some species from extinction. But the proposals have been condemned by wildlife campaignersN  Read Hear 710 Community 720 Next Page Round Up CmntyInfo Religion
P734 CEEFAX 734 Sun 9 Apr 02:34/10   2/2      PLANS ANNOUNCED TO PROTECT 'HLDLIFE Animal campaigners said the Government's plans are not enough to protect all endangered species. The Royal Society for Nature Conservation said for a site to ba listed as a SAC it must first have Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) statusN Campaigners fear that habitats that do need protection will not be in the areas designated as SSSIs. There have been calls to extend plans to unlisted sites so the UK's bio-diversity can be maintainedN  Next Page Round Up CmntyInfo Religion