To The EU Commission
Att. Commissioner Karmenu Vella
18. August 2016
Dear Mr. Karmenu Vella.
Enclosed our just published report with the Danish title “Millioner spildt på forfejlet naturgenopretning i Sjællands største mose”, which we hope you will study carefully.
We, the HOLMEGAARD MOSE KOMITEEN, is a non government organisation, which – in all modesty – is the leading knowledge bank in terms of the Danish EU-birdprotection locality no. 91, Holmegaard Mose-området, one of Denmarks biggest Marsh areas.
Unfortunately our knowledge is notoriously ignored by the Danish environmental authorities. But even worse: Ignored are also the nature and the EUs nature protection regulations.
Seven years ago we informed the EU Commission in the form of a 178 pages long report about Denmarks serious neglect in the Holmegaard Mose-område, despite clear obligation since the EF/EU birdprotection directive and the birdprotection areal was implemented in 1983.
Your predesessor, Jean-Francois Brakeland, returned our report with a wish to have more specific biological information (CHAP(2011)01360). We hereby meet this wish in the form of the enclosed 180 page long report thoroughly describing the alarming situation in the Danish EU-birdprotection area no. 91.
The fact is that all of the nine specificly EU protected bird spieces have serious problems in the area. Two spieces are extint. Three are in an approximately 90 percent decline. Other three spieces are having serious problems. One spieces is experiencing minor problems. For eight of the nine spieces the serious problems are casused by human created nature devalutation.
For a large part of the 267 bird spieces – and many other animals – which have been recorded in the originally very rich nature area, the situation is similar to the nine bird spieces which ought to be specifically protected.
The scandal becomes even more alarming as a series of so called nature restauration projects have been launched since the start of the new millennium whithout any positive effect.
Looking foreward to yours and EUs response to our documenation and a radical change for the better for birds in Holmegaard Mose-området, which have been lacking the protection they have been granted for more than a quarter of a century.
Jesper Petersen Eulàlia Martí Sans Tura Punti
Journalist and ornitologist Biologist Biologist
HOLMEGAARD MOSE KOMITEEN, Toruphus, Søtorupvej 5, 4690 Haslev, Denmark.