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How to improve integrative planning and land use instruments in cultural landscapes

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14 September 2005
Northampton
United Kingdom

Recent reports on Europe’s biological resources prove that the loss of biodiversity has not yet been halted despite efforts in this field. One reason for this is that the instruments used to address conservation issues do not always serve their purpose. The presentation given by Rainer Müssner at the International Association of Landscape Ecologists meeting in Northampton (IALE-UK) therefore dealt with procedural aspects of how to improve landscape planning (LP) and the codes of good farming practice (GFP).

LP and GFP represent two of the key integrative instrumentsRead more

Nature Protection in the Caucasus - Promoting Transboundary Cooperation for implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

TimeLoc
9 March 2006 to 11 March 2006
Berlin
Germany

Transboundary cooperation plays a key role in promoting sustainable development in the Caucasus, and can contribute to peace and understanding. Ecologic Institute supported the organisation of a conference that aimed to strengthen the dialogue between governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. It brought together the Ministers of Environment from the Caucasus countries and representatives of international conservation and donor organisations. The conference...Read more

The Central Asia and Mongolia Bioresources and Biosecurity Network

Capacity Development on Access to Genetic Resources, Benefit–Sharing, and Biosafety in Central Asia and Mongolia
This policy report seeks to give an overview of the current state of biodiversity and relevant law, and policy in Central Asia and Mongolia. It elaborates the international and national legal basis for access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from their utilization, as well as for the protection of traditional knowledge. Read more

Applying EU Environmental Legislation

Learning from the European Court Cases and the Example of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos
What are the impacts of European infringement procedures regarding the non-compliance with nature conservation legislation on certain areas? And, to what extent can protected areas contribute to fulfill the requirements of the nature conservation legislation by means of sustainable management with appropriate financing?Read more

Intellectual Property Rights Regimes and the Conservation of Genetic Resources

September 2002 to January 2003
This study on the Inter-Relations between Intellectual Property and the Conservation of Genetic Resources involved researching a range of global, regional and national laws and policies, and assessing these in the context of several commercial sectors.Read more

Applying EU Environmental Legislation in the Field of Marine Protection

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19 May 2003 to 20 May 2003
Zakynthos
Greece
What are the impacts of European infringement procedures regarding the non-compliance with nature conservation legislation? To what extent are infringement procedures capable of enforcing the implementation of this legislation? And, on the other hand, to what extent can protected areas contribute to fulfill the requirements of the nature conservation legislation by means of sustainable management with appropriate financing? In order to discuss these issues an international conference entitled "Applying EU Environmental Legislation in the Field of Marine and Coastal Protection" took place on the Ionian Island of Zakynthos on May 19th and 20th, 2003. The preparation and organisation was carried out by Ecologic in co-operation with the National Marine Park of Zakynthos.Read more

Access to Genetic Resources

October 2001 to February 2002
This project analyzes the results of the meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing, held in Bonn on 22-26 October 2001. The study has benn elaborated withthe view to informing the German negotiating position for the Sixth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity.Read more

Nature Conservation and the Water Framework Directive

March 2000 to July 2000

The implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the European Member States sets important parameters for the protection of species and habitats. The project analyses impacts upon agriculture arising from the implementation of the Wild Birds Directive, the Habitats Directive and the Water Framework Directive.

Background

The Wild Birds Directive (79/409/EEC) and the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) are the two most important pieces of legislation for the conservation of nature and biodiversity in Europe. The Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) setsRead more

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