Active management of certain habitats is considered necessary for the conservation of Natura 2000 sites. The documents elaborated for selected habitats (see below) contain detailed descriptions of practical management techniques which are designed to help site managers prepare their own site-specific management plans for the habitat types and species targeted, and to implement these "in the field", taking local constraints into account.
The best available information has been used for the elaboration of these documents, which take into account previous experience and best practice developed in different countries, results of management activities implemented in conservation projects and management guidelines produced at national and regional level.
Each document includes information on the distribution, ecological requirements of the habitat, main trends and threats. Relevant management actions and prescriptions are described in detail. Main constraints, risks and modifiers of the proposed management have been also included. Finally, relevant parameters for cost estimates, cost estimate examples and potential sources of EU financing are illustrated.
For each of the following habitats it is possible to download a one-page Summary of the model and/or the complete document on the habitat management. Some management models provide information and description of management techniques that are valid for two habitat types (e.g. 1330 and 1630, 4050 and 9360).
1. COASTAL AND HALOPHITIC HABITATS
4. TEMPERATE SCRUBS
5. SCLEROPHYLLOUS SCRUB