Natura 2000 sites, public forests and riparian corridors: The connectivity backbone of forest green infrastructure

New paper from DIABOLO partner Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and others, published April, 2018 in “Land Use Policy”.  The paper discusses connectivity in protected areas and presents the Natura 2000 network as an example. he authors argue that protected areas have good connectivity conditions compared to unprotected lands. Key findings are: Riparian forests are crucial for connectivity across agricultural landscapes; public forest lands qualify as an effective area-based connectivity conservation measure; conservation and restoration priorities are segregated in landscapes with very different land uses; a wide-scale integrated perspective is needed for land use and Natura 2000 planning in Europe. Go to