Baltic Sea Countries Do Not Live Up To Commitments: WWF

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Fishing camp called Helgumannen on the island of Gotland, Sweden. Camps like this one can be found all around Gotland, but Helgumannen on Fårö had a very special atmosphere. It is situated in a barren, dramatic landscape. A number of old clinker boats remain on the beach, some of which have already become wreck again. Caption and photo source: ©© Dans Le Grand Bleu

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The nine countries with a Baltic Sea coast are not doing enough to protect the very polluted body of water, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said in a report, the Baltic Sea Scorecard 2011, a report that assesses how good the countries around the Baltic Sea are at implementing environmental measures and agreements…

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Original Article, WWF
WWF released the Baltic Sea Scorecard 2011, at the annual Baltic Sea Seminar in Stockholm during the Baltic Sea Festival, a report that assesses how good the countries around the Baltic Sea are at implementing environmental measures and agreements.

The total score for the region was an F, indicating a failure to take the needed actions. Only Sweden and Germany came out slightly better with a C grade. The most problematic areas are the fight against eutrophication and the protection of biodiversity.

Original Report, WWF
New report from the WWF evaluating the Baltic Sea states’ work to protect and restore the health of the Baltic Sea.