Wetland restoration in Europe
(posted to the Ramsar Forum, 13 January 2004)
From: Yvonne Scheidegger [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 13 January 2004
Subject: [Ramsar Forum] Wetland restoration in Europe
I am a Swiss student (environmental sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) doing an internship at Hamburg Universtity on "research unit sustainability and global change". I am doing research on the restoration of wetlands in Europe as a way of protecting birds of EU Bird Directive annex I. I am going to build a supply and demand model, with supply being agricultural land (adequate for the restoration of wetlands) and the demand being the population/minimal area of a species. The method of making the decision which birds will be protected on which land area, will be made by linear optimization (optimizing the costs).
I am now looking for
1) the costs of wetland restoration
2) historical distribution of wetlands in Europe
1) examples of projects with their area and costs. It doesn´t have to be very detailed. I am doing a first model with first rough guesses.
2) maps or data
If anyone of you knows anything about this, I would be very pleased to receive an answer (any of the following languages is ok: german, english, french, spanish).
Thank you very much for your help
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