For Integrated and Sustainable                  development.
EcoCoast Consultancy
EcoCoast Consultancy
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Projects NL - Port of Rotterdam - Port Nature policy plan PIANC - Habitat development and Port EUCC Coastlearn distance learning WB - ICZM Georgia
Habitat development and Port management Main   aim   of   port   is   transport,   trade,   and   processing. This   is   a   dynamic   process   which   needs   flexibility.   Mostly it is assumed that this flexibility has negative influence on Biodiversity. This   is   not   quite   true   as   due   to   its   structure   in   port   areas   a   lot   of   double   functions   with   Biodiversity   can   be reached.   Hereby   could   be   thought   about   infrastructure   around   roads,   railway   and   cable   and   pipeline   lanes, but also on reserved land or buffer areas. Coastal   ecosystems   have   a   dynamic   character   and   can   therefore   in   several   situations   easy   adapt   to   port dynamics.   This   is   resulting   in   nomadic   nature,   moving   through   the   port   territory   with   the   infrastructure   as ecological connections. As   the   main   aim   of   the   territory   is   not   changing   while   nature   is   stimulated   by   management,   no   legal limitations   can   be   expected   (EU   directives)   and   the   relation   with   environmental   organisations   and   public   can be improved.