CoPraNet: Implementation of Natura 2000 in the case of ICZM in Stepnica Local Community
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Stepnica Local Community is located on the western part of Szczecin Lagoon. The most part of the community (about 60%) is designated to European Ecological Network "Nature 2000". That is because very high nature values, however the boundaries have been designated without any public participation and moreover with a lot of mistakes, not only formal. However to all local stekeholders it has been clear that the north part of the community can be and must be a part of Natura 2000 European challange. In local spatial planning organisated under Community development policy tourism is one from the most important direction for local sustainable development. Together with Society for The Coast (EUCC-Poland) preliminary activities have been undertaken. Combination of active nature conservation, agriculture and tourism even one year after starting implementation seems to give a very promising results. By the way is still under the discussion what is possible and what is prohibited in economical development inside Natura 2000 sites.
Nature conservation, Stakeholders and public participation