Dutch nature conservation objectives from a European perspective

I.M. Bouwma, W.A. Ozinga, T. van der Sluis, A.J. Griffioen, M. van der Veen, B. de Knegt

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In Dutch policy the European importance of species and habitats is one of the reasons to decide if a species or habitat should become a target species for Dutch policy. This study reviews the different philosophies behind previous studies on the international or European importance of Dutch species and habitats. It furthermore analysis the consequences of changing the criteria or thresholds for determining species of European importance for the number and type of species selected.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWettelijke Onderzoekstaken Natuur & Milieu
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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PublisherWettelijke Onderzoekstaken Natuur & Milieu


  • biodiversity
  • species diversity
  • habitats
  • nature conservation
  • international comparisons
  • european union countries

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