Factsheet Metadata

Basic information about the resource(s) to which the metadata applies; information required to identify a dataset
Title Protected areas
Alternate Title Sites of Community Importance (SCI) [77]
Publication Date 2008-04-30
Abstract The 1992 Habitats Directive mentions approximately 230 habitat types and more than 1,000 animal and plant species of importance for the relevant community, the protection and preservation of which is the responsibility of EU member states. Across Europe and alongside other measures, so-called Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) are designated for this purpose and protected according to the respective national regulations. The designation of SCI sites has economic consequences for the municipalities. On the one hand, it means that nature conservation measures in Natura 2000 areas can be sup-ported nationally and by the EU (e.g. LIFE, LEADER). On the other hand, planned infrastruc-ture or tourist facility projects must be examined for their compatibility with the conservational objectives of these sites.
Purpose Interreg IIIb Alpine Space: Project DIAMONT
Status completed
Language eng
Responsible party
Identification of, and means of communication with, person(s) and organization(s) associated with the resource(s).
Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator
Provides category keywords, their type, and reference source.
Topic environment
Gemet Keyword (1)
English protected area
German Schutzgebiet
French espace protégé
Italian area protetta
Slovenian zavarovano območje
original GEMET: 6740
Gemet Keyword (2)
English GEMET - GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
Spatial Data
Representation textTable
Temporal extent
Date and time for the content of the dataset.Non-continuous and varying in the different countries.
Timeframe Begin: 2006 End: 2006
Data quality
Provides overall assessment of quality of a resource(s).
Scope level nonGeographicDataset
Lineage statement AT Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung (2006): NATURA2000 - Sites of Community Importance (SCI; Stand: April 2004).
CH Centre Suisse de Cartographie de la Faune (2006): Vorstudie Smaragd-Gebiete in der Schweiz (WWF-Schweiz 2002).
DE Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt (2006): Bayerische Gesamtmeldung FFH (Stand: März 2006).
FR Direction régionale de l'environnement Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur & Direction régionale de l'environnement Rhône-Alpes (2006): Sites d'Importance Communautaire (SIC).
IT Ministero dell'Ambiente (2006): GIS NATURA - Il GIS delle conoscenze naturalistiche in Italia. Siti di Interesse Comunitario (SIC).
LI Amt für Wald, Natur und Landschaft (2006): CDDA Boundaries 2006.
SI Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor (2006): Natura2000 pSCI (preliminary Sites of Community Importance).
Distribution Info
Information about the distributor of and options for obtaining the resource.
Format csv
Distributor address
Party from whom the resource may be obtained. This list need not be exhaustive.
Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator