The EU Biodiversity Strategy sets 6 targets most of which are reflected in the project’s activities.
- Protect species and habitats – Target 1: By 2020,
the assessments of species and habitats protected by EU nature law show better
conservation or a secure status for 100 % more habitats and 50 % more species.
- Maintain and restore ecosystems – Target 2: By
2020, ecosystems and their services are maintained and enhanced by establishing
green infrastructure and restoring at least 15 % of degraded ecosystems.
- Achieve more sustainable agriculture and forestry –
Target 3: By 2020, the conservation of species and habitats depending on or
affected by agriculture and forestry, and the provision of their ecosystem
services show measurable improvements
- Make fishing more sustainable and seas healthier –
Target 4: By 2015, fishing is sustainable. By 2020, fish stocks are healthy and
European seas healthier. Fishing has no significant adverse impacts on species
- Combat invasive alien species – Target 5: By 2020,
invasive alien species are identified, priority species controlled or
eradicated, and pathways managed to prevent new invasive species from
disrupting European biodiversity.
- Help stop the loss of global biodiversity – Target
6: By 2020, the EU has stepped up its contribution to avert global biodiversity
The nature component has
been divided to three sub-components. For each of the subcomponents, project team will form separate Working Sub-Group
(WSG) that will involve different
participants from the beneficiary public administration. The following
sub-components and WSG are envisaged:
- EU Strategies, including the Macro-Regional Strategies implemented through EU Strategies WSG
- Combating illegal logging and related trade implemented through Illegal logging WSG
- Managing wildlife trade in the region implemented through Wildlife trade WSG.
Nature Working Sub-Groups:
One of the main objectives of the EU strategies is to organise cooperation between countries or territories by mobilising local and regional actors to align policies and funding and to identify common issues, solutions and actions.
Read more about EU Strategies
Implementation of the activities of Wildlife Trade Sub-Group foreseen under EPPA will contribute to strengthening of regional cooperation for combating illegal logging and related trade.
Read more about Illegal logging
In 2016 EC launched EU Action Plan to tackle wildlife trafficking within the EU.
Read more about Wildlife trade