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Record number 407929
Title Biodiversity hotspots on the Dutch Continental Shelf: a marine strategy framework directive perspective
Author(s) Bos, O.G.; Witbaard, R.; Lavaleye, M.S.S.; Moorsel, G.W.N.M.; Teal, L.R.; Hal, R. van; Hammen, T. van der; Hofstede, R. ter; Bemmelen, R.S.A. van; Witte, R.H.; Geelhoed, S.C.V.; Dijkman, E.M.
Source IJmuiden : IMARES (Report / IMARES Wageningen UR C071/11) - 145
Department(s) IMARES Ecosystemen
IMARES Vis
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2011
Keyword(s) biodiversiteit - inventarisaties - bescherming - cartografie - biogeografie - benthos - vis - vogels - zeezoogdieren - habitats - nederland - biodiversity - inventories - protection - mapping - biogeography - fish - birds - marine mammals - netherlands
Categories Biodiversity / Marine Ecology
Abstract This report presenst hotspots of biodiversity for benthos, fish, birds, marine mammals and habitats on the Dutch Continental Shelf. These hotspots are based on a spatial application of biodiversity metrics developed in this study for the GES(Good Environmental Status)-descriptor 1 ‘Biological diversity is maintained’ of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) (EU 2008). The choice of the biodiversity metrics is based on the proposed indicators of biodiversity in the Commission Decision (EU 2010). The purpose of this study is to provide insight in possibilities for spatial protection measures in the framework of the MSFD. This report feeds information and ideas into further work for the MSFD in the Netherlands. IMARES has compiled this report for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (Ministry of EL&I) and the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (I&M).
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