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Catalonia’s regional ecological network

Location: Catalonia, Spain http://mediambient.gencat.cat/esp//el_medi/natura/connectivitat/inici.jsp?ComponentID=115356&SourcePageID=44412#1"

Objective: integrating ecological networks into the spatial planning strategy of Catalonia

Problems:

Solutions: All the new sub regional spatial plans include ecological connectivity as a key issue within the so called system of open spaces, which also includes protected areas and high value agricultural areas. The system of open spaces is a key component of land planning, at the same level as human settlements and transport infrastructures.

Results: ecological connectivity is integrated into the catalonian spatial planning strategy and being implemented through different types of planning instruments

Critical factors of success: studies on ecological connectivity were carried out and published leading to a greater awareness about the subject

Key learning points: it is possible to integrate ecological connectivity into land use plans and to implement these even without a legal status of an ecological network

Actors: Catalonia Regional Government, Municipalities

Communication: Through public consultation

Financing: Catalonia Regional Government

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