Open Letter Reform the CAP

Reform the CAP: harmful agriculture is destroying nature

Organisations representing 2500+ scientists call for a total reform of the CAP. Intensive agriculture is destroying nature: the EU has a duty to avert this crisis.

Intensification of agricultural practices, including landscape simplification and consolidation, increases in the use of pesticides and mowing frequency, irrigation expansion and the destruction of pasture lands have led to a decline of European farmland bird populations of more than 55% between 1980 and 2015, and a decline of insect population abundance of more than 76 % in a study of 63 nature reserves in Germany between 1989 and 2016.

You can read the Open Letter Reform the CAP here, signed y Butterfly Conservation Europe, European Ornithologists Union, European Mammal Foundation, Societas Europaea Herpetologica