Pre-scoping document for the Continental/ Pannonian/ Steppic and Black Sea biogeographical regions - ETC/BD Technical paper N°7/2014

01 Dec 2014

Such pre-scoping documents are produced by the ETC/BD in support to the Natura 2000 Biogeographical process which aims at facilitating exchanges among Member States on measures necessary to achieving favourable conservation status of species and habitats of Community interest, with special attention to the management and coherence of the Natura 2000network. This process involves Member States, key user groups, NGOs and independent experts from a same biogeographical region. The pre-scoping document provides information on habitats of priority concern within the biogeographical region, taking into account their conservation status as reported under Art 17 of the Habitat Directive. Based on a methodology previously agreed with Member States a ranking analysis results in a proposal for top 20-25 habitats-types which Member States may choose to adopt as such or to amend with a few less or additional habitats. Once the final list agreed, the ETC/BD prepares descriptive fact-sheets for each of the selected habitats. The present pre-scoping document relates to the Continental/ Pannonian/ Steppic and Black Sea biogeographical regions. It consists in a) The core report which describes the general process, the methodological approach and detailed results of the analysis, b) fact-sheets on each of the 59 selected habitat-types.

Prepared by: Luboš Halada, Juraj Lieskovský, Katarína Gerhátová and Jana Borovská (from ETC/BD partner ILE-SAS, SK), Mora Aronsson and Anika Sohlman (from ETC/BD partner SLU, SE), Dominique Richard, Marita Arvela, Jérôme Bailly Maitre and Laura Patricia Gavilan (from ETC/BD-MNHN, FR)