EU Habitats and Birds Directives

A network of protected sites has been established under the Habitats and Birds Directives. Impacts in these protected areas are strictly regulated. However, should development that damages them be deemed to have overriding public interest, it can be allowed only with strict like-for-like compensation of loss. The implementation of these Directives in some countries also requires compensation for damage to habitats of threatened species.  "Large-scale intertidal habitat copmensation at several locations adjacent to an estuarine Natura 2000 site to compensate on a like-for-like basis for the predicted losses of mudflats to sea level rise over the next 50 years from future flood risk management works. e.g. Alborough managed realignment, Humber estuary, UK." (The British Associateion of Nature Conservationists 2009)

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Date Established: 1979 Status: Inactive Program Type: One-Off Offset
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Bank regulator information: Last Updated: March 17, 2011