ThE ENCA Strategy AND Action Plan
To celebrate its 10th Anniversary Year ENCA launched an ambitious strategy aimed at targeting our joint challenges in Nature Conservation. This strategy will inform ENCA's direction for the next five years by identifying key priorities for Nature Conservation. It will be delivered through an action plan which is development.
European Nature Conservation Agencies Strategy 2017-2022
Nature in Europe is more resilient and secure, supporting abundant and diverse wildlife and contributing to the health and wellbeing of people.
The ENCA network enhances nature conservation in Europe and neighbouring countries by sharing and deploying its collective knowledge and experience of policy implementation, advice and natural resource management, and by supporting better informed and more coherent policy decisions.
ENCA has agreed six priority work areas,
- Protected areas management and habitat restoration.
- Implementation of Nature Laws/ Directives
- Habitat Condition and Favourable Conservation Status (FCS)
- Mainstreaming Nature Conservation and social issues
- Landscape approach, sustainable land use and agricultural policies
- Natural Capital, ecosystem services, Green Infrastructure and Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystem Services (MAES)
Work on these will be delivered through the ENCA Action Plan, which is in development.
ENCA AcTION PLan
The Action plan is under development. Actions within the plan will be linked to three key policy processes,
- Delivery of the EU Nature Directives 'Action Plan for Nature, People, and, the Economy'
- Preparations for the evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, and, development of a post-2020 biodiversity strategy
- Preparations for a future Common Agriculture Policy
These will be delivered by the ENCA Members and Interest groups. Task and finish groups, which combine expertise from across the interest groups. will be established periodically to deliver cross-cutting actions.
ENCA-18 established the need for a new model of working for ENCA. This led to the creation of a task and finish group, the Troika+ Strategy group. The group included representatives from UBA (Austria), INPA, (Israel), CAEN (Croatia), SNH (Scotland) and Natural England. Together they have developed the draft strategy setting out ENCA's mission, vision and objectives. This was discussed and agreed at ENCA-20.
At ENCA 20, ENCA started development of the ENCA Action Plan which is designed to deliver the strategy for the next five years. The Action Plan will identify key activities and will build on work begun at ENCA-19 where members were asked to identify key priorities in Nature conservation.