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Who is responsible for Natura 2000 in Poland? – a potential role of NGOs in establishing the programme
by Joanna Cent, Hanna Kobierska, MaIgorzata Grodzinska-Jurczak, Sandra Bell
International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), Vol. 6, No. 4, 2007


Abstract: This paper concerns the involvement and the potential role of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in establishing the Natura 2000 programme in Poland. Research carried out amongst members and volunteers of these organisations shows the great importance of the programme for their work. NGOs are readily taking part in discussions on the form of Natura 2000 in Poland and demonstrating their willingness to help establish it. As a result of the lack of partnership relations with the bodies directly responsible for this programme, the role of NGOs in the implementation of Natura 2000 has not yet been clearly defined. NGOs form a base of experts, experience and information on local nature and communities, which may prove to be very useful in achieving the aims of the Natura 2000 programme in Poland.

Online publication date: Tue, 11-Dec-2007


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