Strengthening the capacities for effective implementation of the acquis in the field of nature protection

Program: IPA Transition Assistance and Institution Building – National Programme for 2013(IPA/2013/024-109 (EC)

Project: MK 13 IPA EN 02 17; Twinning contract “Strengthening the capacities for effective implementation of the acquis in the field of nature protection”

Beneficiary: Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, Department of Nature

EU Member State Partners: Finnish Environment Institute; (Suomen ympäristökeskus, SYKE); Metsähallitus, Parks and Wildlife Finland and the State Service for Protected Areas (SSPA), Lithuania

Duration: Operational time 21 months; 18.11.2017 – 17.8.2019

Budget: 1,1 M€

Key personnel: MS PL Dr. Petri Ahlroth, MS JPL Ruta Baskyte, BC PL Vlatko Trpeski, RTA Arto Ahokumpu; RTA counterpart Sasko Jordanov

The project purpose: The project purpose is to strengthen administrative capacities of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning, Administration of Environment, Nature Department and other relevant stakeholders for implementation of the nature protection acquis, through development of implementing legislation, provision of training etc. and implementing of nature protection legislation

Key results:

  1. Nature conservation legislation is further developed to meet the requirements of the Habitat and Bird Directives
  2. Improvement of the management capacity for implementation of nature protection activities in administrative and field level
  3. Inventory and monitoring methods and protocols are developed to meet the requirements of the Habitat and Bird Directives

Components:

COMPONENT NO 1: Strengthened capacities for preparation of draft management plans for natural protected areas which are of national and EU interest for conservation (potential future NATURA 2000 sites): Key result: two draft management plans for potential Natura 2000 sites.

COMPONENT NO 2: Strengthened capacities for preparation of studies for valorisation of nature values (including field data gathering and updating of Data standard from) of natural protected areas which are of national and EU interest for conservation (potential future NATURA 2000 sites). Key result: two draft studies for valorisation of nature values for potential Natura 2000 sites; nature inventories implemented in two pilot sites.

COMPONENT NO 3: Strengthened capacities for developing monitoring methodology for monitoring national biodiversity and preparation of National biodiversity monitoring program for national monitoring. Key results: monitoring protocols and practices developed for 20 habitats, 20 species and 20 birds; draft National biodiversity monitoring program prepared.

COMPONENT NO 4: Further transposition and strengthened administrative capacities for implementation of Nature Protection legislation. Key results: Institutional capacity analysis with recommendations prepared; four draft secondary legislation prepared; stakeholder involvement plan for Natura 2000 prepared and 20 people trained for different topics related to the implementation of NATURA 2000.

Contacts:

www.natura2000.gov.mk

www.facebook.com/Natura2000MK/

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RTA Arto Ahokumpu e-mail: arto.ahokumpu@metsa.fi

RTA counterpart Sasko Jordanov e-mail: S.Jordanov@moepp.gov.mk

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