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Maculinea butterflies of the habitats directive and european red list as indicators and tools for habitat conservation and management

Objective

We analyse the role of 5 highly endangered European butterflies of the Habitats Directive, Bern Convention and European Red Lists as indicators for grassland biodiversity, and their use as tools for prescribing management to sites. Research in 8 countries spans the entire European range of each species, different biogeographically conditions and population structures. We provide users in EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) with simple robust tools for assessing the effect of land use changes on the persistence of endangered communities of wildlife. This will involve a unique standardisation of approaches and applications across Europe. Subcontractors (National Parks, EIA consultants) will test our recommendations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UFZ-UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Place Eugène Bataillon Université De Montpellier
34095 Montpellier
HUNGARIAN NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Hungary
Address
Baross U. 13
1088 Budapest
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
Ul. Gronostajowa 3
33 387 Krakow
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith Newburgh
DT2 8ZD Dorchester
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
Place Eugène Bataillon
34095 Montpellier
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Universitetsparken 15
2100 Koepenhagen
UNIVERSITY OF DEBRECEN
Hungary
Address
Egyetem Ter 1.
4032 Debrecen
UNIVERSITY OF WUERZBURG
Germany
Address
Glashuettenstrasse 5
96181 Rauhenebrach