Indicative map of the Pan-European Ecological Network in Western Europe

Technical background report

Jongman, Rob H.G., Irene M. Bouwma & Anne M. van Doorn

Alterra, Wageningen, 2006

ISSN: 1566-7197

The Pan European Ecological Network for Western Europe is the third project in developing the Pan European Ecological Network. The objective of the Pan-European Ecological Network is to develop a vision for a coherent network of high value areas for biodiversity, as internationally and nationally protected areas in combination with other suitable habitat areas for long term favourable conservation of Europe’s key ecosystems, habitats and species. In the European strategy to reach the goals of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the establishment of the Pan-European Ecological Network (PEEN) is one of the priority issues since 1995 as formulated in the Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy (PEBLDS).

This report presents the methodology used for the development of the ecological map for Western Europe, the background of planning of ecological networks and the consultation process that has been carried out.

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