LIFE and Europe’s Wetlands: Restoring a Vital Ecosystem

Authors:
Silva, J.P., L. Phillips, W. Jones, J. Eldridge and E. O’Hara

Publication Date:
2007

Abstract/Summary:
Wetland ecosystems hold an important part of Europe’s biodiversity. They provide ideal conditions for a vast diversity of habitats and species, and are especially important for birds providing vital nesting and migratory flyway areas. Despite their importance, however, wetlands are disappearing at an alarming rate and are among Europe’s most threatened ecosystems. This brochure presents a selection of wetland projects that have received LIFE co- funding since 1992. The majority of case studies focus on the restoration and management of wetlands, while a number also target key wetland species.

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    Resource Type:
    White Paper

    Source:
    European Commission

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