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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.005

APPLYING OF THE UMBRELLA SPECIES CONSERVATION CONCEPT TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

I. Machar, . V.Pechanec, J. Brus, H. Kilianova, K. Kirchner
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 31-36 pp

ABSTRACT
This paper deals with theory, legislative framework and practical experience of the
authorized expert in assessment the environmental impacts on bird areas of the Natura 2000 European network. The method of presented case study is based on applying of the concept of umbrella species in conservation biology. The case study presents the results of assessment of the international transport project of proposed water channel Danube – Oder – Elbe in Central Europe. Responses to this special type of environmental assessment in the landscape are discussed in the context of the EU Habitats Directive requirements.

Keywords: birds, ecosystems, environmental impacts, Natura 2000, water transport.