Grassland ecosystems hold an important part of Europe’s biodiversity. They offer ideal conditions for a vast diversity of habitats and species, are the source of a wide range of public goods and services, and also act as carbon ‘sinks’. Changes in agricultural practices and land use pressures mean that grasslands are disappearing at an alarming rate. This brochure highlights a selection of LIFE co-funded projects targeting grassland ecosystems within the Natura 2000 network.

Authors:
Silva, J.P., J. Toland, W. Jones, J. Eldridge, E. Thorpe and E. O’Hara

Publication Date:
2008

Abstract/Summary:
Grassland ecosystems hold an important part of Europe’s biodiversity. They offer ideal conditions for a vast diversity of habitats and species, are the source of a wide range of public goods and services, and also act as carbon ‘sinks’. Changes in agricultural practices and land use pressures mean that grasslands are disappearing at an alarming rate. This brochure highlights a selection of LIFE co-funded projects targeting grassland ecosystems within the Natura 2000 network.

STAPER categories:

    Resource Type:
    White Paper

    Source:
    European Commission

    Link:
    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/publications/lifepublications/lifefocus/documents/grassland.pdf