Bialowieza - EU's måske sidste urskov. Habitatdirektivets egentlige prøve

Jonas Fredsted Villadsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This Master Thesis investigates the possibilities for creating a participatory management approach with regard to the management of selected Natura 2000 sites in Bialowieza. It will aim at establishing a management process based on integration of relevant stakeholder ra-tionales. These studies will be carried out through a case study of the Phare project ”Elabora-tion of Management Plans for 7 Large Natura 2000 sites in Poland” under the Twinning pro-ject PL/EN/02. This Phare project was carried out in the period from medio May 2004 till primo February 2005. The analysis presented in this thesis will create possibilities for setting up strategic recommendations on how to integrate the relevant stakeholder rationales in the management of Natura 2000 sites so the conservation status for selected habitats and species is favorable. The analysis on how to create at participatory management process is divided into two parts. Part one is analyzing which stakeholder rationales and stakeholder relations are powerful in the local nature management in Bialowieza. This is theoretically based on Bent Flyvbjergs reconstruction of Michel Foucaults analysis of power. Part two of the analysis is an analysis of the potentials for establishing a participatory man-agement process based on the relevant stakeholder rationales. The Phare-management plan will here be used as guidance for how to secure the favorable conservation status for selected habitats and species. Analysis part two is based on using theoretical inspiration by the Col-laborative Learning approach, which is founded on conflict theory, learning theory and sys-tems theory. It is concluded that the foundation for a participatory process in Bialowieza at present time is not ideal. Furthermore, it is concluded that it is strategically necessary to establish incentives for the relevant stakeholders to participate in the management process. It is the aim that this process will create a so-called “snow ball effect” which will legitimize the management of Natura 2000 in the context of Bialowieza. It is there by concluded that it is possible to estab-lish a participatory management of Natura 2000 sites based on relevant stakeholder ration-ales.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2005
VejledereBørge Klemmesen & Claus Henrik Heinberg


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  • Naturforvaltning