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Seminar discusses Natura 2000 management issues

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As part of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process, ECNC and CEEweb for Biodiversity supported the Romanian Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests in organising the ‘Follow-up event of the Natura 2000 seminar for the Pannonian, Black Sea and Steppic regions’. The seminar took place in Arad, Romania, from 4 to 6 November 2015 and was attended by more than 40 participants, including a representative of the European Commission.

The event focused on the management issues specific to the five countries in the Pannonian, Steppic and Black Sea biogeographical regions (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia). To give these discussions more focus, two habitat groups were selected for discussion: grasslands (with consideration for some coastal habitats) and forests.

ECNC and CEEweb contributed to the event by helping to prepare the programme, identify the speakers, and facilitate the work during the event. The participants were pleased with the outcomes of the event; it was agreed that a number of follow-up actions will be taken in the near future.

A full report, including the list of follow-up actions and all presentations, will soon be available from the event webpage on the Natura 2000 Communication Platform.

The Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process is an initiative of the European Commission; more information can be found on the Natura 2000 Communication Platform. ECNC is the lead contractor to support the EC in the development and implementation of the Process. ECNC does this with support from sub-contracted consortium partners (CEEweb for Biodiversity, Eurosite, the European Landowners Organization, the EUROPARC Federation, and ILE SAS).

Source: ECNC

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