Conserving Natura 2000 Rivers

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Project summary

Conservation Strategies for Natura 2000 Rivers

Species Monitoring and Conservation Techniques


Project Partners



This four-year project has developed approaches to the conservation of rivers in the UK proposed for protection as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) under the European Habitats and Species Directive. These form part of the Natura 2000 network across the European Union. Outputs of the project include a series of reports collating the best available information on the ecological requirements of each species and habitat, and a complementary set suggesting monitoring techniques; conservation strategies for the seven candidate SAC rivers; and documents reporting the results of field trials of conservation techniques.
Countryside Council for Wales
Environment Agency
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research