This Technical Assistance project developed a proposal for the Natura 2000 network of protected areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In order to select the sites, national criteria were drafted, reference lists were established for habitats and species and available scientific data was complemented with new field data. In a second phase, guidelines for Natura 2000 management plan preparation were elaborated and actual management plans were developed for 3 proposed Natura 2000 sites in different bio-geographic regions.
Regulations and ordinances were prepared for supporting the establishment of the Natura 2000 network. All work was based on the development of an extensive Natura 2000 information system and a wide consultation process. Both aspects ensured that the decision-making process was based on facts while being supported by all concerned stakeholders. Prospect C&S implemented this project with three other partners and was consortium leader.

Client: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Period: 10/2012-01/2015