Main Expected Outcomes
- Natura 2000 network is fully completed. All shortcomings of the network are solved by completing necessary studies, establishing new sites or revising the existing sites.
- SMART conservation objectives for Natura 2000 are agreed at national and site level and supported by defined favourable reference values.
- Necessary conservation measures (incl. management plans or equivalent planning documents) for all Natura 2000 sites are in place and allow for robust progress in species and habitats conservation status.
- Appropriate level of Natura 2000 management capacities of competent authorities (incl. on systematic surveillance of conservation status of species and habitats) is assured.
- Forest management planning fully respects and involves Natura 2000 conservation aspects as standard part of its process.
- Rural Development Programme involves necessary variety of specific biodiversity support measures (incl. for restoration of habitats and pastoralism as a viable maintenance scheme).
- The multiple socio-economic benefits of Natura 2000 network are assessed, highlighted and taken into account in public administration decision-making processes.
Expected changes in conservation status of species and habitats
- Improvement of the conservation status of at least 19 species of Community interest (19% of all species nationally reported).
- Positive changes in the conservation status of at least 18 habitat types of Community interest (33% of all habitat types nationally reported under Article 17 of the Habitats Directive).
- Improvement of population trends of at least 32 bird species (11% of all bird species reported under Article 12 of the Birds Directive).
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