IUCN launches Green List for Natura 2000 stakeholder consultation

IUCN is inviting interested stakeholders to participate in a public consultation for the ‘Green List for N2K’ project. The aim of the consultation is to collect feedback on the IUCN Green List Adapted Indicators for Natura 2000 sites. The deadline is 7 May 2018.

Bluebells in Hallerbos, Belgium

Project name: Improving the performance of the Natura 2000 network through a Green Listing approach ‘Green List for N2K’ (LIFE16 PRE BE 001)

Deadline: 7th May 2018

IUCN invites stakeholders to provide feedback on the IUCN Green List Adapted Indicators for Natura 2000 sites, as part of the ‘Green List for N2K’ project.

The IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard is a new global standard for protected and conserved areas which aims to improve the contribution that equitably governed and effectively managed protected areas make to sustainable development through the conservation of nature and provision of associated social, economic, cultural, and spiritual values.

IUCN is currently carrying out an EU LIFE Project – “Improving the performance of the Natura 2000 network through a Green Listing approach” (LIFE16 PRE BE 001) - to determine the feasibility of the application of the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard to Natura 2000 sites in order to promote effective management and provide a benchmark of excellence.

The IUCN Green List Standard is organised into four components of successful nature conservation in protected and conserved areas. The baseline components concern Good Governance, Sound Design and Planning and Effective Management. Together, these support the component on Successful Conservation Outcomes attesting to the successful achievement of an area’s goals and objectives. Each component has a set of criteria and each criterion has a set of indicators to measure achievement.

As part of the LIFE project, the European Core Working Group has adapted Generic Indicators of the Green List Sustainability Standard to the context of Natura 2000 sites. These Adapted Indicators are designed to be applicable to all sites within the Natura 2000 network, recognising the diversity across sites and EU countries, while encouraging them to go above and beyond the requirements of the EU Nature Directives. All Indicators relate to the site level of Natura 2000.

IUCN is now holding a consultation process, open to all stakeholders, to collect feedback and reach consensus on the final list of Natura 2000 Adapted Indicators. We therefore welcome your input on the suitability of these Indicators, and ask you to complete the survey below. For each Criterion of the Green List, the Adapted Indicators are listed, and we would like you to consider if they are appropriate and comprehensive for the Natura 2000 context. Your participation in the survey will help to understand the variety of approaches used in EU countries and they will therefore be taken into account when approving the final list of Adapted Indicators for Natura 2000 sites.

The consultation survey is available here:

https://qtrial2018q1az1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1LHl5ynjS8VuTFX

More information on the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard can be found here, including the IUCN Green List Standard with Generic Indicators and the IUCN Green List User Manual.

All the requested information will be kept confidential and is for the sole use of this project.

For more information please contact Marta Calix (marta.calix@iucn.org).

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