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FAQ Note on the Links between the Nature Directives and the Nitrates Directive

FAQ Note on the Links between the Nature Directives and the Nitrates Directive

This FAQ note presents the links between the Birds and Habitats Directives and the Nitrates Directive. The FAQ note specifies the legislations’ objectives, highlight the interactions between both areas of legislation, and points to the opportunities for greater coordination between the directives. This note by Ecologic Institute is available for download.


Citation

European Commission (ed.) 2019: FAQ note on the links between the Nature Directives and the Nitrates Directive.

Language
English
Funding
Publisher
Year
2019
Dimension
25 pp.
Project ID
3535
Table of Contents

Summary
1 Introduction and Scope
2 Introduction to the Directives and their objectives
2.1 The Nitrates Directive
2.2 The Nature Directives
3 Links between the Directives
3.1 What are the impacts of nitrates on water-dependent habitats and species, and which are most vulnerable?
3.2 How do the measures under the Directives interrelate?
4 Designation of NVZs in relation to Natura 2000 sites
4.1 Are there spatial overlaps between NVZs and Natura 2000 sites?
4.2 How are overlaps dealt with from a management perspective? Are Action Programmes adjusted to reflect protection and conservation requirements in Natura 2000 sites?
5 Potential synergies as regards to the key measures required under the different Directives
5.1 How can the Directives complement each other achieving integrated policies and planning?
5.2 How to best uphold the needs and requirements applicable to Natura 2000 sites covered also by Nitrates Directive Action Programmes?
5.3 Does Article 6(3) of the Habitats Directive apply to action programmes and /or derogations granted under the Nitrates Directive?
5.4 How to best uphold the implementation of strict species protection rules in areas covered also by Nitrates Directive Action Programmes?