ETC Biodiversity

In the ETC BD consortium, which acts on behalf of the European Environment Agency, Wageningen Environmental Research supports the development of spatial information linking flora, fauna, vegetation and habitat information from both in situ and remote sensing information; carries out assessments relating to Natura 2000, modelling species and ecosystems at European level, concerning fragmentation and connectivity and species-environment relationships as well as High Nature Value farming and forestry.

The presence of Wageningen Environmental Research within the consortium provides a conduit for Dutch knowledge and practical experience into Europe, but is also a means for two-way communication and the collection of intelligence and information about the key biodiversity related issues at any given moment. Through Wageningen Environmental Research involvement in the national biodiversity agenda, we are able to input to national issues and problem solving and to contribute significantly to many of the critical issues of the moment.