|Type of Entry:||Case Study|
The project area, covering 600 km², stretches around the Aveiro lagoon (110 km²) and is of European importance for nature conservation. The population is 400,000. The main threats to the ecosystem are the construction of dams, harbour extension work and tourist developments. The need for an integrated approach that can reconcile socioeconomic development with the conservation of the lagoon and its functional characteristics is widely recognised. Many bodies are involved in the project: at national level, the Ministry of the Environment, the Institute for Nature Conservation, the Institute of Agricultural Structures and Rural Development; at regional level, the Ria Municipalities Association, the Aveiro District Industrial Association, the Planning Office of the Centre Region; at local level, the Autonomous Port of Aveiro and the ten municipalities of the area.
|Keywords:||Information, Management, Stakeholders and public participation|
|Contact:||Ms Celeste De Oliveira Alves Coelho
Universidade de Aveiro - Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento
|Financed by:||EU LIFE-Environment 96/P/601/LBL (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/home.htm)|
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