Culture, Heritage and Diversity

Ecological Networks - Emerald Network - Pilot projects

Launched in 1999, the Emerald Network is now in its implementation phase.

It consists of a wide-ranging programme of national pilot projects set up with a view to developing a pilot database on selected areas representative of the habitat types and species found in each country, these being identified in accordance with the relevant recommendations and resolutions.

The pilot projects are also designed to form national multidisciplinary teams bringing together the various scientific institutions involved in the programme in the countries in question, and to give them the necessary skills and methodology to set up the Network.

32 pilot projects have been organised in Europe to date, and are currently under way or in process in African states.

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