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Biogeographical Process

In November 2010, the European Commission announced to the European Nature Directors that it has initiated a new biogeographic process on management of Natura 2000 (NBP), following CEEweb’s suggestion. The reason behind the idea was that as the Natura 2000 designation is soon to be completed, so the main focus should be on enhancement of the conservation status of Natura 2000 species and habitats, and to assess whether the actual management of sites enables favourable conservation status (FCS).

Besides achieving FCS, the aim of the process is to achieve coherence in Natura 2000 management, monitoring

Source: http://www.ecologicalnetworks.eu

and reporting across the EU. Thus, the need for sharing of expertise and experience and strengthening of trans-boundary co-operation was also among the EC’s motivations.

The NBP operates through three processes:

  1. Seminars (new generation and first series)
  2. Networking events
  3. An online platform

More information is available here: The Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process

Natura2000EU28BioregionThe Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process (NBP) over time Source: Support for the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process: Service Contract (ENV.B.3/SER/2014/0009)