Shifting nature conservation approaches in Natura 2000 and the implications for the roles of stakeholders

Francesca Ferranti*, Esther Turnhout, Raoul Beunen, Jelle Hendrik Behagel

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Abstract

This paper analyses Natura 2000 as a shifting configuration of different approaches to nature conservation and discusses the consequences of these shifts for the roles of the stakeholders affected by this policy. Natura 2000 started with a technocratic approach that privileged conservation experts and marginalised socio-economic stakeholders. Over time, this approach has been complemented with participatory and economic approaches that offered scope for the inclusion of land users and business actors. However, the analysis also shows that the selective inclusion of economic values and stakeholders in the Natura 2000 framework risks marginalising other important socio-environmental actors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1642-1657
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Environmental Planning and Management
Volume57
Issue number11
Early online date11 Sep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Natura 2000
  • Habitats Directive
  • discourse analysis
  • interpretative policy analysis
  • participation
  • POLICY
  • PARTICIPATION
  • GOVERNANCE
  • IMPLEMENTATION
  • NETHERLANDS
  • EMPOWERMENT
  • ECOSYSTEM
  • NETWORK
  • POWER

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