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Donald McGillivray

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,  DOI ./X JEEPL  (  ) – Mitigation, Compensation and Conservation: Screening for Appropriate Assessment under Th e EU Habitats Directive Donald McGillivray Kent Law School, Canterbury, United Kingdom D

Agustin Garcia Ureta

84 Habitats Directive and Environmental Assessment of Plans and Projects Agustin Garcia Ureta* The article analyses the mechanism for the assessment of the effects of plans and proj- ects on special protection and conservation areas, as required by the Habitats Directive. It examines the case

Herwig Unnerstall

network is one of the most important instruments for biodiversity conservation in the EU. Public participation at its establishment and its management is an idea often promoted for improving implementation and hence conservation results. The Habitats Directive being the legal basis for the network does

Ludwig Krämer

1 and the Habitats Directive 2 has been monitored. Directive 2009/147 was adopted, as Directive 79/409, on 2 April 1979. 3 Member States were obliged to transpose the Directive into their national legislation and apply it within two years (Article 18). Subsequent to several enlargements of the

An Cliquet, Peter Desmedt and Hendrik Schoukens

127 The Implementation of the Habitats Directive in Belgium (Flanders): back to the Origin of Species? Hendrik Schoukens, Peter Desmedt and An Cliquet* I. Introduction The implementation of Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of Natural Habitats and Wild Fauna and Flora (Habitats Directive

Klaus Füßer, Giuseppe Nastasi and Marcus Lau

Natura 2000, are a source of panicular concern; a concern which has been brushed aside by the Italian authorities. Another concern relates to the responsibility of the couns involved. These issues will be discussed critically in this anicle. Keywords Messina Straits Bridge; Habitats Directive; Bird

Ongoing Activities and Natura 2000

Biodiversity Protection vs Legitimate Expectations?

Hendrik Schoukens

What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation. He is also a man who says yes as soon as he begins to think for himself. Albert Camus , L’homme revolté 1 Introduction The adoption of the Habitats Directive 1 in 1992 passed relatively

L. Squintani

is derived from the Habitats Directive. 6 This Directive establishes a high level of environmental protection based on minimum requirements that need to be implemented in the Member States. Besides implementing the obligations established under the Habitats Directive, Member States are allowed to

Anna Christiernsson, Gabriel Michanek and Pontus Nilsson

Natura 2000 aims to conserve biological diversity in the European Union, also in marine waters. 1 The Birds Directive and in particular the Habitats Directive provide the pertinent legal instruments for conservation. 2 After the designation of a Natura 2000 area, as Special Conservation Area or Special

F.H. Kistenkas

1. Introduction European nature conservation legislation and notably the Habitats Directive 1 with its habitats assessment on Natura 2000-sites (Article 6 Habitats Directive) are currently being considered as quite rigid, often too static, in great need of improvement in times of climate