Does the polluter/despoiler ever pay? Have a look at Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime - PAW
In April 2007 the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD) will be transposed into English Law.
The text of the ELD
Defra's view pre-consultation
Defra main page
Protected species - birds under the Birds Directive, animals and plants under the Habitats Directive
Protected habitats and also
Views of the RSPB
Click here for a PowerPoint presentation from Valerie Fogelman.
Email sent to the RSPB 1/3/07
Read your very helpful article on the ELD, 29/11/05
Note that on page 2 you say that there is no cap on liabililty. This is incorrect insofar as the provisions of the Limitation of Liability for Marine Claims Convention apply, see Art 4.3.
Rory MacPhee LlB
Falmouth Marine School