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Last discussed by sendex
Jul 08, 2020 12:22 AM
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Ieva Hi! I live in a town, in a EU member state.

I strongly feel that the decisions made by our local government are swiftly destroying the abundant nature that used to surround us before the town started expanding. Also, I see that they are disregarding the needs of our citizens, concerning the green and quiet areas that are necessary for our health and ability to jog, hike and walk our pets.

Instead, they are focused on making money off the lands, overly exploiting the natural habitats and selling the existing green territories to private owners who then cut the trees down and make their lawns.

Previously, the wildlife in our town was thriving because the nature areas were largely neglected and there are several wildlife sanctuaries in the neighboring regions from where the species migrated here. I do not believe that anyone has ever bothered to even survey the species and determine their status of conservation and their needs for habitat, accordingly.

The increased human activity has also contributed to an UNBELIEVABLE increase in air pollution. It sometimes hurts to breathe and I often suffer from headaches and stomach-aches due to the quality of air, but the town officials clear out the trees and shrubbery en masse and allow to do so to any other larger property owners.

This is not a wealthy town and most people here work in the factories and supermarkets, or the large schools and hospitals. They are not the people to know their rights or to complain about the lack of nurture because they are used to physically demanding conditions and they know better than to antagonize their 'superiors'. You don't demand something that you have no experience of.

Our state government authorities show extreme unwillingness to consider my observations and arguments and I even have to fight to stop people from burning trash in their private households which is a clear violation of law.

Last fall, two policemen were sent to my home to 'speak to my father' (I am 32 years old, female) and to demand of me to stop bothering the town officials with 'my many personal problems' (I was sending them e-mails, indicating environmental and animal rights issues, and social issues in our town that they keep ignoring or participate in carrying out).

I want to know how to get heard and how to protect myself. Are there any EU level organizations where I could seek support? Thank you kindly, Ieva

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Last discussed by shaneolse33
Jun 19, 2020 07:59 PM
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Last discussed by lorasoult
May 18, 2020 04:23 AM
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sandricionut Dear All:
I want to reproduce the CGRS (
https://www.eea.europa.eu/d[…]-grid-reference-system-cgrs) at a larger scale. Is it possible to have access to the algorithm or the script used to generate the CGRS?
Best regards,

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Last discussed by EEA
Feb 20, 2020 11:08 AM
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Sam79 I found a lot of interesting information about the location of animal species in the Natura 2000 network at the link: https://natura2000.eea.europa.eu/ , selecting 'Search by species'

However, I would like to have that information in kmz / kml format to add it to an interactive map of my academic work. Would that be possible? Where can I access that information in kmz / kml format?

I have tried it on this link: https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/natura-10 , but the information that comes in csv format does not include longitude and latitude, so I cannot locate it when I add the file on my interactive map.

Thank you and kind regards.


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Last discussed by natpaul90
Dec 05, 2019 07:01 PM
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duichesheoigheach Hello,
I have been researching Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas in Ireland under the Natura 2000 guidelines, namely the Maumturk Mountains SAC, Lough Corrib SAC, Lough Corrib SPA, Lough Mask SPA and Lough Carra/Mask Complex SAC.
I have been reading through the Natura 2000 Standard Data Forms for each area, that are available to the public through our National Parks and Wildlife Service.
In these forms I have noticed that under the section titled "Threats, Pressures and activities with impacts on the site" there are a number of activities listed by their code , their respective rank of threat (L/M/H) and where that activity takes place in relation to the areas (inside/out/both).
I have noticed that in each of these SACs/SPAs there is no noting for the threat posed by Ref: C- Mining, extraction of materials and energy production.
There is no listing of any threat posed by the following subsections of this specific section:
C01.04.01 Open cast mining
C01.04.02 Underground mining
C01.06 Geotechnical Survey
C01.07 Mining and Extraction activities not referred to above.

My questions would be whether the European Environment Agency or the Irish government create these lists of threats to the sites? and if the European Environmental Agency would class exploration works involved with mining (prospecting, geochemical surveys, drilling and trenching) to be of a threat to these SACs/SPAs. And if they might be omitted from the Threats, Pressures and activities section of the Natura 2000 Standard Data Forms because exploration works would not have been considered viable in such areas?

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Last discussed by EEA
Sep 02, 2019 01:15 PM
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dtrutledge Hello, is it possible to get a higher resolution image of the Map of European Ecosystems found on this webpage: https://biodiversity.europa.eu/[…]/map-of-european-ecosystem-types. The image available via the link "Open map in higher resolution" is only 75dpi, which is actually not very high resolution. For example, the text in the legend of ecosystem types is difficult to read. Also can you fix the links at the bottom of the page to the documents on the draft conceptual frameworks for land & freshwater and marine ecosystem types? They no longer work, or at least did not work for me. Thank you for your assistance, Daniel

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Last discussed by EEA
May 22, 2019 12:00 PM
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SLai Natura 2000 viewer not working properly.
Since at least a week I have problems in retrieving the standard data forms' contents for the vast majority of sites (regardless of the county or of the sites' types). Below is the error message I get, in case it might help solving the issue

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Server Error in '/Natura2000' Application.
The variable or parameter 'numberEmpty' is either not defined or it is out of scope.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Xml.Xsl.XslTransformException: The variable or parameter 'numberEmpty' is either not defined or it is out of scope.

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace:


[XslTransformException: The variable or parameter 'numberEmpty' is either not defined or it is out of scope.]
   System.Xml.Xsl.Runtime.XmlQueryRuntime.ThrowException(String text) +33
   <xsl:template match="sdf">(XmlQueryRuntime {urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt-debug}runtime, XPathNavigator {urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt-debug}current) +112952
   <xsl:apply-templates>(XmlQueryRuntime {urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt-debug}runtime, XPathNavigator ) +374
   <xsl:apply-templates>(XmlQueryRuntime {urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt-debug}runtime, XPathNavigator ) +374
   Root(XmlQueryRuntime {urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt-debug}runtime) +33
   Execute(XmlQueryRuntime {urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt-debug}runtime) +4
   System.Xml.Xsl.XmlILCommand.Execute(Object defaultDocument, XmlResolver dataSources, XsltArgumentList argumentList, XmlSequenceWriter results) +88
   System.Xml.Xsl.XmlILCommand.Execute(Object defaultDocument, XmlResolver dataSources, XsltArgumentList argumentList, XmlWriter writer, Boolean closeWriter) +193
   System.Xml.Xsl.XmlILCommand.Execute(XmlReader contextDocument, XmlResolver dataSources, XsltArgumentList argumentList, XmlWriter results) +28
   System.Xml.Xsl.XslCompiledTransform.Transform(XmlReader input, XsltArgumentList arguments, XmlWriter results) +47
   SdfDataManager.TransformXml(XElement sdfXml, String xsltUrl, XsltArgumentList args, Boolean enableDocumentFunction) +186
   SdfDataManager.GetSdfHtml(XElement sdfXml, String title, String siteCode, String serverPath, String release, String sensitive) +236
   SDFContent.LoadSDF(String siteCode, String release, FormDocument requestedForm, String sensitive) +389
   SDF.LoadCleanSDF() +52
   SDF.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) +356
   System.Web.Util.CalliHelper.EventArgFunctionCaller(IntPtr fp, Object o, Object t, EventArgs e) +14
   System.Web.Util.CalliEventHandlerDelegateProxy.Callback(Object sender, EventArgs e) +35
   System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +99
   System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +50
   System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +627

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Last discussed by EEA
Mar 14, 2019 09:18 AM
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sqnkova Lion cubs in captivity being endangered by the government - question about possible legal action of EU towards a country part of the EU.

Hello,

I am writing to you from Bulgaria, where for days now two lion cubs which were rescued from a neglectful Zoo institution are about to be traded back into captivity.

Their case received small coverage by the media, but long story short: an animal rights organization founded in Bulgaria saved the cubs and provided their required veterinary care (crowdfunded); and the initial agreement between the government and the rescue organization was for the cubs to find proper care and home throughout a secure wild animals shelter located in Holland, and from there a protected natural habitat in UAE. However, due to corrupt politician's private interest in illegally owning the cubs, they're now to be 'gifted' to a Zoo in a city in Bulgaria which lacks the proper conditions and educated staff that can adequately care for the cubs. The likelihood of them dying shortly after being taken there, or ending up at a private estate are too high.

The people have attempted to contact the legal system of the government to no avail, and the media owned by the aforementioned politician is issuing false statements in order to sway mass consciousness and prevent the lions from having the life and fate they deserve. Tomorrow (22-12-2017) a protest will be held in front of the Bulgarian Congress building, backed both by animal rights organizations and civilians.

Further information on the case can be found throughout the Social Media Facebook page of the Wild Animals - @DiviteJivotni foundation, Four Paws - @4paws foundation, Veterinary Clinic - @dobrohrumvane and many more connected pages.

Please advise who else could we contact in EU so that our plea for legal assistance in the matter can be heard!

Thank you,

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Last discussed by EEA
Jan 03, 2018 03:49 PM
 
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