Type of initiating organisation
- Local government / municipality
Participatory approaches/ community involvement
- Dissemination of information and education
Details on the roles of the organisations involved in the project
Project implemented in response to ...
The project is realized by the Environmental Agency of the city of Bielefeld and supervised within the European project "Natura 2000" (1).
... an EU policy or strategy? Yes
Two EU directives: the FFH Directive (Fauna-Flora-Habitat, which deals with animal and plant species and their ecological niches) and the Birds Directive form the basis of Natura 2000 and establish an ecological network of natural habitats and endangered wildlife species found in the territory of the European Union (1).
... a national policy or strategy? Yes
Besides the forest laws there is a number of other laws directly or indirectly affecting forest management, in particular federal laws such as the National Act on Nature Conservation (BNatSchG), the Act on Compensation for Damage to the Forest, the Act on Forest Seeds and Seedling Plants, the Water Act, the National Hunting Act, the Act on Regional Development, the Act on Waste Disposal, and a large number of state laws and other legal provisions on a federal state level (7).
... a local policy or strategy? Yes
Since the amendment of the Federal Nature Conservation Act (BNatSchG) came into force in March 2002, each of Germany's states is required by law to establish an interstate network of interlinked biotopes on at least 10 % of its total area (7).