Supporting elements for the Alpine Natura 2000 review seminar - ETC/BD Technical paper N°1/2017

01 Apr 2017

These documents were prepared in support to a ‘review seminar’ for the Alpine region, as part of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical process. This process 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 2000 network. It involves Member States, key user groups, NGOs and independent experts from a same biogeographical region or marine region. The document provides 1) an updated assessment and scoring of Alpine habitats which had been selected for priority discussion during the first Alpine seminar in 2013, 2) an explanation on a proposed methodology to identify “Low hanging Fruits” habitats ( i.e. habitats for which an improvement of the conservation status could be reached rapidly, as well as results of testing the methodology in the Alpine region, 3) descriptive fact-sheets for the habitats selected as “Low Hanging fruits” habitats (in a separate document).

Prepared by: Luboš Halada, Katarína Gerhátová and Andrej Bača (from ETC/BD partner ILE-SAS, SK), Mora Aronsson (from ETC/BD partner SLU, SE) and Dominique Richard (from ETC/BD-MNHN, FR)