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UK Prioritised Action Framework documents 2016


The Prioritised Action Framework for Natura 2000 (PAF) was a planning tool that aimed to integrate financing for the Natura 2000 network into EU financial instruments for the period 2014 to 2020. Compiled at European Union member state level, the PAFs set out the prioritised actions and the supportive monitoring and evaluation measures that need to be financed, identifying potential contributions of each EU funding instrument (such as the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Structural Funds, LIFE, etc.) to the national/regional Natura 2000 network.

Produced whilst the UK was still a Member State of the EU, the UK PAF provides information at a UK and a country level. The introductory section (sections A & B) provides an overview of the Natura 2000 network within Metropolitan UK and Gibraltar. It is predominantly based on the 2013 Article 17 report on implementation of the Habitats Directive and the Article 12 report on implementation of the Birds Directive. The Introductory section is accompanied by a separate PAF for each of the four countries of the UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), an offshore PAF (for Natura 2000 sites in UK waters beyond 12 nautical miles), and a PAF for Gibraltar.

JNCC provides public access to the UK PAF and the PAFs for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Offshore and Gibraltar, whilst the Welsh Government provides the Wales PAF. However, please note that these are no longer current documents and are not being updated.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2016··

Please note that these are no longer current documents and are not being updated.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access Open access

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·08·16

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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