An Overview of the Case Studies

An Overview of the Case Studies

Dimitra Manou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Jason Papathanasiou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2824-3.ch009


TESS partners were asked to develop local level case studies for Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, and the UK. All studies consisted of a socioeconomic project and a mapping project, except that there was mapping alone in Germany. The aims of the case study projects were to test how best to meet local decision support needs in exchange for local monitoring that meets central policy requirements and whether local monitoring (based on schools, local community groups, or individuals motivated by use of wild resources) can meet government requirements. Such information requires mapping of ecological information, for combination with socio-economic information; the case studies also aimed at assessing local attitudes and capabilities. This chapter presents an overview of results from the studies, which are described individually in the following nine chapters.
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The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki was the leader of this Work Package, with responsibility for the analysis and synthesis of the results collected by the following partners:

  • 1.

    Tartu College, Tallinn University of Technology (IST) Estonia;

  • 2.

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) Greece;

  • 3.

    Szent Istvan University, Institute for Wildlife Conservation (SZIU) Hungary;

  • 4.

    Pro-Biodiversity Service (PBS) Poland;

  • 5.

    ERENA, Ordenamento e Gestao de Recursos Naturais Ltd. (ERENA) Portugal;

  • 6.

    Danube Delta National Institute for R&D (DDNI) Romania;

  • 7.


  • 8.

    Bournemouth University (BU) United Kingdom;

  • 9.

    Anatrack Ltd. (Anatrack) United Kingdom;

  • 10.

    Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU (FACE).

AUTH, SZIU, PBS, ERENA, IST and DDNI prepared one case study each while WWF-Turkey prepared two case studies; FACE reported on two mapping projects in Germany. BU conducted socio-economic study in the Frome Catchment whereas Anatrack arranged mapping and survey of Arne Parish, within the catchment, with the participation of 335 local residents (in contrast to the smaller sample in other projects). Table 1 summarises all the local case studies.

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