Wednesday, May 30, 2007

News from the French Natura 2000 network

Natura 2000 is also a network of committed actors, active in conserving biodiversity. In France, each month, La lettre du réseau Natura 2000 (the Natura 2000 Network Newsletter) is addressed to the community of actors involved in Natura 2000 fieldwork: elected representatives, stakeholders, scientists, managers, public services, etc (around 1000 persons addressed).

The concrete implementation of the network reveals an important need to share experiences, informations, not only at the national level, but also on a European scale. To enrich the European network, we would like to distribute a selection of news about Natura 2000 network life in France three times a year. We published the first newsletter on the 2th of May 2007. Please do not hesitate to give us your feedback, as Natura 2000 is strengthened by its biodiversity but is also enriched by the diversity of competencies. The summary of the fisrt News letter :

French Natura 2000 network life:
The Minister of Ecology opened the National Monitoring Committee; national and regional meetings ; training of elected representatives and technicians from forest municipalities.

Studies - research:
How much are you willing to pay to save biodiversity?
The “History” of Natura 2000 in France, as seen by sociologists.

Building the network, managing the site:
How to determine the perimeter of Chiroptera sites?
The validation of DOCOBs in the Provence Alpes Côtes d'Azur region

Natura 2000 and the French media in 2006.
Abbreviations and French terms

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Article written by Wally Rossell
Ministère de l'écologie et du développement durable.
Direction de la nature et des paysages / Equipe Projet Natura 2000

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