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Importance of Genetics in the Interpretation of Favourable Conservation Status
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9286-3361
Länsstyrelsen Värmland.
University of Turku, Finland.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3342-8479
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2009 (English)In: Conservation Biology, ISSN 0888-8892, E-ISSN 1523-1739, Vol. 23, 1378-1381 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

“Favourable Conservation Status” (FCS) is a central concept in the biodiversity conservation legislation of the European Union (EU). Here, we highlight the importance of incorporating aspects of conservation genetics in interpretation of this concept. Recent documents from the EU Commission indicate that knowledge of conservation genetics has so far been lacking among those who have tried to employ the concept. We think it is crucial that aspects of conservation genetics be incorporated in discussion of this concept and that this be done before the EU Court of Justice takes a position on the legal interpretation of FCS.

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2009. Vol. 23, 1378-1381 p.
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Population Genetics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-35514DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01360.xISI: 000272163100009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-35514DiVA: diva2:287439
Available from: 2010-01-18 Created: 2010-01-18 Last updated: 2014-10-13Bibliographically approved

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