Improving the Practice of Conservation

 

Europe

In 2007, FOS started a branch office in Europe and has since worked extensively with partners across the region, providing training, coaching, and facilitation services. Much of the work to date has focused on applying an adaptive management approach to protected area management.


Related Projects

Multi-Stakeholder Planning in the Wadden Sea

Multi-Stakeholder Planning in the Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea is the largest intertidal mudflat system in the world – a system under heavy pressure from bottom-trawling and coastal defense structures for decades. In 2020, the Dutch government launched a program in which government agencies, non-governmental organizations and business representatives are working together to restore the ecosystem and create a participatory governance […]

 

Baltic Sea Protected Areas

Baltic Sea Protected Areas

Inspired by work in Kosterhavets and Ytre Hvaler National Parks, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) decided to work with its country administrative boards to integrate adaptive management in a network of 5 Baltic Sea Protected Areas (BSPAs). FOS has supported this initiative by offering process guidance and technical assistance to piloting Adaptive Collaborative Management […]

 

Axios Delta

Axios Delta

The Axios Delta is a relatively natural Mediterranean delta just next to Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. The delta is now part of the European network of biological importance (Natura 2000), which means that Greece is legally obligated to maintain its natural values. In 2008-2009, FOS assisted the Management Authority – a multi-stakeholder platform for […]

 

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