Presentation on theme: "Connecting Natura 2000 and Economic Activities Christina Cork Natural England."— Presentation transcript:
Connecting Natura 2000 and Economic Activities Christina Cork Natural England
Connecting Natura 2000 and economic activities Background –Why is there a need for this network? Actions –What was proposed? Conference Outcome –Some key messages from the Conference Reflections and next steps –Staff exchanges –Conference 2008 –Possible Interreg IVC bid
Finding ‘win win’ solutions Initiative of Rijkswaterstaat, –With Natural England and NLWKN (lower Saxony) What are the factors that make implementation successful? –Target audience – those involved with practical experience of implementing Habitats Directive – but not exclusively nature conservation organisations
The First Conference! Collation of examples from which we could learn –Presentation of case studies Transport infrastructure Ports Water Management Management for multiple use –Workshops – using experiences of ‘case studies.’ Creating conditions for Success!
Key Messages How do you create ‘win win’ solutions Consider Natura 2000 sites (conservation objectives) at the very earliest stage of project design –Be prepared to change project design at this stage (Mitigate don’t compensate) less problems than later consideration of – alternatives, Overriding public interest & compensation route.