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Conservation Targets for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) and Special Protection Area (SPA)

Dutch title: Instandhoudingsdoelstellingen voor speciale beschermingszones
Reference no: P106/BIOL004992
Acronym: SPA/SAC
Period: November 2002 till November 2003
Status: Completed

Thesaurus term: Nature conservation
Geographical term: Belgium, Zeeschelde, Antwerp Harbour [Marine Regions]
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  • Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Departement Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteembeheer (ECOBE), more

Abstract
According to article 6 of the habitat directive, the individual member states are obligated to ensure that the habitat types and species for which these areas were designated are being preserved and restored. The instruments to do this, conservation measures, can freely be adopted by every member state. Before the conservation measures can be described, the goals and targets have to be determined. In this project, conservation targets will be defined for the SAP’s and SAC’s in the Antwerp Sea Harbour. Combined with a statistical analysis of the population en surface fluctuations of internationally important species and types during the last 25 years, functional-ecological theories will be used to support the targets.

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