Implementing EU biodiversity policy: UK experiences

Ledoux, Laure, Crooks, Stephen, Jordan, Andrew ORCID: and Turner, R. Kerry (2000) Implementing EU biodiversity policy: UK experiences. Land Use Policy, 17 (4). pp. 257-268. ISSN 1873-5754

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This paper offers a critical review of the European Union Habitats Directive, which requires Member States to designate and protect a network of habitats of European importance. In the UK, several problems linked to implementation have already appeared at the local level. These are illustrated through two case studies where an often restrictive and static interpretation of the legal requirements of the Directive has led to management conflicts. It is suggested that the use of participatory approaches and instruments adapted to no-net-loss policies such as mitigation banking, while not entirely unproblematic, could ease some of the practical problems of implementing the Directive.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2011 13:35
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2023 09:34
DOI: 10.1016/S0264-8377(00)00031-4

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