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Assessment and Management of Natura Freshwater Habitats

Dates: 9-11 November 2020
Location: Online
Type: Network event

Following-on from a cross-regional workshop in Hungary in 2017, concerted efforts have been made to develop a network of relevant freshwater contacts across EU Member States to help focus on tackling key generic issues associated with Natura freshwater habitats.

The November 2020 workshop aimed to build on this foundation, broadening the scope of discussion and growing the network by encouraging new members. The established network aimed to develop and deliver a roadmap for technical collaboration on freshwater habitats covered by the Habitats Directive - focussing specifically on ecological rationale, to help underpin consistent and effective management of the Natura 2000 network and achievement of favourable conservation status.

Specifically, the ISPRA workshop helped towards facilitating the completion of the draft principles document produced by the 2017 workshop, and broadened discussions to a range of technical work areas associated with monitoring, assessment and management of Natura freshwater habitats. Activities at the workshop included plenary sessions, presentations of case studies from Member States and LIFE projects, and group discussions on topical issues.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation this event was hosted online using MS Teams.

The event programme can be found here.

Information on the 2017 workshop in Hungary can be found here.

A document addressing the principles for a shared ecological rationale can be found here.

The workshop report can be found here.

Presentations from the event

Posters from the event