Indicative map of the Pan-European Ecological Network for Central and Eastern Europe

Technical background document


I.M.Bouwma, R.H.G. Jongman & R.O. Butovsky (Eds)

ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation, 2002

ISBN: 90-76762-13-9

During the meetings of the Committee of Experts for the development of the Pan-European Ecological Network, it became apparent that a map presenting the indicative location of the network in central and eastern Europe would be constructive in furthering the network’s implementation. Therefore, ECNC took the initiative, together with the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries and several other partners, to develop the project ‘Indicative map of the Pan-European Ecological Network for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)’.

This report reflects the outcome of this pioneer project; for the first time an indicative map for central and eastern Europe has been developed that, based on a common approach, identifies the possible location of major components of the European ecological network for this region. The countries which are covered by the indicative map are: Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Slovak Republic, Romania, European Russia and Ukraine. Until now, no ecological networks have been designed that cover such a large and diverse region. 

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