European Commission (2003): Natura 2000 and forests 'Challenges and opportunities' - Interpretation guide. Luxembourg

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European Commission (2003): Natura 2000 and forests 'Challenges and opportunities' - Interpretation guide. Luxembourg
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EC (2003)
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European Commission
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Natura 2000
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European Commission (2003): Natura 2000 and forests 'Challenges and opportunities' - Interpretation guide

1. Executive summary
2. Introduction
2.1. Purpose of this document
2.2. Why a comprehensive report on Natura 2000 and forests?
2.3. The importance of stakeholder involvement
3. Natura 2000
3.1. The concept
3.2. The technical implementation
4. Facts about EU forests, forestry and the environment
5. Integration of environmental policy into other EU policy fields
5.1. The Treaty of Maastricht
5.2. Cross-compliance
5.3. The EU forestry strategy
6. Management of Natura 2000 forest sites
6.1. Forestry and nature conservation
6.2. General requirements for forest management on Natura 2000 sites
6.3. Operational-level guidelines for sustainable forest management on Natura 2000 sites
6.4. The importance of formal adoption of management principles
6.5. Recommendations for biodiversity conscious forestry on protected areas and beyond
7. Financial instruments
7.1. Existing support systems
7.1.1. Contract conservation
7.1.2. Forestry measures under EU environmental policy: LIFE
7.1.3. The new generation of Community funds, 2000-06
7.2. Working group on Article 8 of habitats directive
7.3. Conclusions of the working group on Article 8 of the habitats directive
8. Best practices, examples and experiences
8.1. Examples submitted by Member States
8.1.1. Belgium
8.1.2. Denmark
8.1.3. Germany
8.1.4. Greece
8.1.5. Finland
8.1.6. France
8.1.7. Ireland
8.1.8. Italy
8.1.9. Netherlands
8.1.10. Spain
8.1.11. Sweden
8.1.12. United Kingdom
8.2. Examples from selected LIFE Nature and LIFE Environment projects
8.3. Leader + and Interreg III examples
8.4. Rural development plans and forestry
8.5. Pro Silva: practical close-to-nature forestry
8.6. Conservation easements: the American way
8.7. A look down under: nature protection on private land in Tasmania
9. General conclusions about forestry and Natura 2000 sites
10. Bibliography
11. Useful Internet links
Annex I: General information about forests and forestry
1. Global forest condition
2. Forests in the European Union
Annex II: The framework for biodiversity protection in Europe
1. The birds directive
2. The Bern Convention
3. The habitats directive
4. The EU enlargement and the emerald network
5. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
6. The EU biodiversity action plans
7. National forest programmes
8. The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE)
9. Overview of discussions on biodiversity protection and forest issues, 1992-2002

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