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Fuente Tomai, Pilar, 2010. Analysis of the Natura 2000 Networks in Sweden and Spain . First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Forest Products



In this paper the main differences between Natura 2000 Network in Sweden and Spain are analyzed. Comparing different documents at different levels: European, national and regional, the author aims to understand which strategies have been taken in both countries regarding the implementation, management, funding and social reactions of Natura 2000 Network and verify whether in a common Europe the differences in the understanding of environmental common policy are decisive and define the implementation process. The results can clearly show that such differences occur in practically the total issues analyzed. Sweden could be characterized by its orderly and homogeneous implementation process with a close communication between public administration and stakeholders that have influenced all the process. As a result its Natura 2000 Network has marked differences on distribution and size in its Natura sites. Spain, however, shows a heterogeneous and complicated process characterized for both the disinformation due to the lack of communication with the stakeholders and controversial legislative measures which caused social reactions against this network. In contrast it seems that the criteria followed for the sites selection were less influenced by stakeholders. As a conclusion environmental Directives transpositions are being fulfilled with different criteria having as a result significant differences in their final objective.

Main title:Analysis of the Natura 2000 Networks in Sweden and Spain
Authors:Fuente Tomai, Pilar
Supervisor:Nylund, Jan-Erik
Examiner:Lindhagen, Anders
Series:Bachelor Thesis (SLU, Department of Forest Products)
Volume/Sequential designation:64
Year of Publication:2010
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:None
Supervising department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Products
Keywords:social reactions, Natura 2000 Network, implementation, management, funding, Sweden, Spain, SCI, SPA, protected natural areas, nature conservation, natural parks, mediterranean, boreal
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Nature conservation and land resources
Deposited On:29 Oct 2010 09:01
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:16

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