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Biodiveristy, landscape - DE Naturland Standards 2005

Huber, Beate and Deeken, Wiebke (2005) Biodiveristy, landscape - DE Naturland Standards 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Structuring elements of the landscape (i.e. hedges, borders, humid areas, oligotrophic grassland) must be preserved or recreated, if required. This applies especially to large cropping units. (NL standards on production, Part B.; I.5. Landscape management)

Difference

The NATURLAND standard is broader. This aspect is not regulated in the EU Regulation 2092/91.

Justification

This aspect refers to the ecological principle of organic farming. Structuring elements in the landscape, providing habitats for animals (birds, insects, small mammals among others)and plants will increase biodiversity and contribute to a balanced ecosystem. Naturally preserved buffer zones in the neighbourhood of ecologically sensitive areas (such as rivers, lakes, etc.) will help to avoid disturbing impacts on these ecosystems.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Care of environment - not in EC Reg > Ecosystem management
Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > Care of environment - not in EC Reg > Biodiversity and landscape

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Environmental care/environmental impact > Nature conservation
Environmental care/environmental impact > Landscape
Environmental care/environmental impact > Habitats
Country/Standard: Europe > Germany > Naturland
Principles:Ecological principle
ID Code:343
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:17 Dec 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 09:01

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