ECNC Coastal & Marine unit
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ECNC-CM is dedicated to conserving and maintaining healthy seas and attractive coasts for both people and nature. It advocates best practice by developing coastal and marine policies, mobilizing experts and stakeholders, providing advice and information, and implementing demonstration projects.

ECNC-CM is an association with 2700 members and member organizations in 40 countries. Founded in 1989 with the aim of promoting coastal conservation by bridging the gap between scientists, environmentalists, site managers, planners and policymakers, it has grown since then into the largest network of coastal practitioners and experts in Europe, with 15 National Branches and offices in seven countries.

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Sectoral experience with Natura 2000
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The ECNC Group started their first joint project in April 2011. This project aimed to contribute to removing barriers and increasing support for Natura 2000 by economic sectors by fact finding, learning from each other and demonstrating sector-specific solutions for dealing with barriers. It in particular contributed to greater knowledge by economic sectors (agriculture, forestry, tourism and recreation) in the Netherlands and other EU Member States on how to deal with barriers posed by Natura 2000 and investigated whether these barriers could create opportunities.
 
This project was funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. For more information and the final report, please visit the project's web page.

 

 

 


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