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Conference "pan-European green belt" in Mavrovo.

Over 100 eminent scientists, representatives of environment foundations and NGOs take part at conference "Pan-European Green Belt" in Mavrovo on June 28-30.

Minister of Environment and Physical Planning Abdilaqim Ademi opened the conference, stressing Macedonia's commitment to environment protection as a national strategic goal.

"We are striving towards securing a more effective implementation of ratified international treaties in the field of environment protection and meeting of EU's most significant instruments for bio-diversity protection - the Habitats Directive The Habitats Directive (more formally known as Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) is a European Union directive adopted in 1992 as an EU response to the Berne Convention.  and the Birds Directive The Birds Directive (more formally known as Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds) is a European Union directive adopted in 1979. It is one of the EU's two directives in relation to wildlife and nature conservation, the other being the Habitats  - as well as more efficient implementation of the national regulations on environment protection", said Minister Ademi.

The European Green Belt is a network that runs from the Barents to the Black sea, spanning some of the most important habitats for biodiversity biodiversity: see biological diversity.
biodiversity

Quantity of plant and animal species found in a given environment. Sometimes habitat diversity (the variety of places where organisms live) and genetic diversity (the variety of traits expressed
 and almost all distinct biogeographically regions in Europe.
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Title Annotation:ECOLOGY
Publication:Macedonian Business Monthly
Article Type:Conference news
Date:Jun 1, 2012
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