Links to other sources
- Natura 2000 network
- Natura 2000: Habitats Directive Sites according to Biogeographical Regions
- Natura 2000 Network Viewer
- Natura 2000 Good Practice Exchange
- Management of Natura 2000 habitats.
- Biodiversity Information System for Europe
- Building the Natura 2000 network (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity)
- EUNIS biodiversity database
- Financing Natura2000
Tools and methods in support of habitat management
Relevant reports and publications
- A Guide to Management Planning - Guidance by the CMS Consortium, concentrating on the UK but applicable to other countries
- Ecological restoration and management in boreal forests - best practices from Finland
- Guidelines on Wilderness in Natura 2000: Management of terrestrial wilderness and wild areas within the Natura 2000 Network - EU Guidance, 2013
- Integrated catchment management planning: a handbook for project officers - A Guide by CATCH
- European Land Stewardship Manual Caring together for nature - Manual on land stewardship as a tool to promote social involvement with the natural environment in Europe- full version
- European Land Stewardship Manual - short version in several European languages
- Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission has recently published a new Fire Monitoring Tool for the world's protected areas listed in the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA).
- BiodivERsA Stakeholder engagement toolkit (draft) - prepared by JNCC.
- Four Highlights from Natura 2000 Forests: NGO recommendations on management - Publication by CEEweb for biodiversity.
- European Forest Governance - Issues at Stake and the Way Forward - Report by European Forest Institute (EFI).
- Integrative approaches as an opportunity for the conservation of forest biodiversity - Report by European Forest Institute (EFI).
- AERIUS is the calculation tool of the Integrated Approach to Nitrogen (PAS) in the Netherlands supporting the permit issuing process and spatial planning around the Natura 2000 areas.
- LIFE programme publications - Publications produced by the LIFE programme and other sources, of relevance to managing Natura 2000 habitats and species
- The New LIFE Regulation (2014-2020)
- Financing Natura2000 in 2014-2020: Part I: Description of EU funding opportunities in 2014-2020
- Financing Natura2000 in 2014-2020: Part II: Analysis of Natura 2000 management measures eligible for financing together with case studies
- New tool to identify best management plans for Natura 2000 sites - European Commission News alert Science for Environment Policy
- Future Imperfect - Climate Change and Adaptation in the Carpathians, 2014
- The EU Birds and Habitats Directives - For nature and people in Europe
- Farming for Natura 2000 - Guidance on how to support Natura 2000 farming systems to achieve conservation objectives, based on Member States good practice experiences
- Functional agrobiodiversity: Nature serving Europe's farmers - The aim of this publication is to provide insight into the concept of FAB, its links to agricultural and biodiversity policy and the opportunities offered for a more sustainable agriculture and countryside in Europe.
- LIFE Project Database. Under the Nature strand it is possible to search by country, Natura 2000 site, habitat type or species.
- "TIDE - Tidal River Development" was an Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme implemented between 2010 and 2013 and focused on North Sea Region estuaries under a strong tidal influence, protected by European directives and serving as fairways to important seaports.
- "EMOVE - Estuaries on the Move" will give insight on what we know and need to find out by research or pilots to maintain accessible, flood safe and ecological resilient estuaries.
- LIFE + project LAG'Nature No. LIFE07NAT/F/000193 realised a guide for a sustainable management of lagoons: Protecting our lagoons together; also available in French.
- FP7 Project: COEXIST - Interaction in European coastal waters: A roadmap to sustainable integration of aquaculture and fisheries, produced: Guidance on a Better Integration of Aquaculture, Fisheries, and other Activities in the Coastal Zone: from tools to practical examples.
- Six LIFE and LIFE+ projects targeting six sites with peatlands, mires and associated ecosystems (included in Natura 2000) in Belgium, with wealth of information (in English, German and French) on how the site managers have tackled the ecological problems encountered by setting conservation objectives and implementing appropriate measures.
- LIFE+ project which dealt with the restoration of forest ecosystems (also included into Natura 2000 sites) in order to maintain or restore the conservation status of the Capercaillie in the Vosges Mountains. Project outcomes include a "Sylvicultural guidance document" which provides with a practical methodology for achieving the favourable conservation status of the habitat types required by the Capercaillie, and therefore of the Capercaillie itself. The document is also available in French and German.
- The Danish Smart Natura Life project aims to show how cooperation and active involvement of landowners can ensure a smooth and cost-effective cultivation and preservation of the unique natural habitats found in the 246 Natura 2000 sites in Denmark. Read about the experience from the two pilot areas.
- LIFE Co-op project “Dissemination of ecological knowledge and practical experiences for sound planning and management in raised bogs and sea dunes” developed a decision support system for restoration of raised bogs and coastal dunes. The system is based on a PROMME-concept and a Checklist to optimize nature management.
- CypFire Project (MED Programme) produced two useful publications: "Barriers of cypress: a preventive and economic measure against forest fires", and "Monumental Trees and Mature Forests Threatened in the Mediterranean Landscapes"; these can be viewed or downloaded here.
- European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity (ELN-FAB) was founded to exchange knowledge and practical experience across country and language borders, between farmers and policymakers, scientists, businesses and NGOs, to enable fast and effective implementation of best practices.
Relevant scientific paper
- Managing and Monitoring of the Natura 2000 Network- Science for Environment policy, Special Issue. November 2012.
- Nitrogen deposition and the reduction of butterfly quality in the Netherlands
- Natura 2000 sites well connected across borders in Germany, Italy and Spain
- The European Natura 2000 protected area approach: a practitioner’s perspective
- Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)
- Marine Protected Areas in the Atlantic Arc (MAIA)
- Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN) - read the new MedPAN Newsletter
- OSPAR Commission, protecting and conserving the North-East Atlantic and its resources
- The Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (the Black Sea Commission or BSC)
- United Nations Environment Programme Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP-MAP)