Operationalisation of the Agriculture-Related Environmental Objectives for ‘Species and Habitats’

The Knapweed Fritillary (Melitaea phoebe) is a typical target species of dry, nutrient-poor grasslands.

The report furnishes a basis for the regional conservation and promotion of species and their habitats within the framework of the Agriculture-Related Environmental Objectives (AEO species).

On behalf of the FOEN and the FOAG, quantitative and qualitative targets were proposed in order to achieve the Agriculture-Related Environmental Objectives in the ‘Species and Habitats’ sector for the various agricultural zones and for five main regions. These zones and regions were defined on the basis of the potential distribution of the AEO species. Quantitatively, the objectives have largely been achieved in all the regions; qualitatively, however, there are major shortfalls from the plain zone up to mountain zone II. In mountain zones III and IV as well as in the summer-pasturing area, the objectives have largely been met both quantitatively and qualitatively. In addition, top priorities for the habitats to be preserved and promoted were specified for 24 sub-regions, and examples of the target and indicator species for which they are of importance were given.
The basic tables and evaluations show inter alia which AEO species have a particularly large potential distribution in a given region, and just how exclusive this region is for the given species.


Geo datasets


List of AEO species

Distribution Maps of Species

The distribution maps of the different species are available on the internet pages of the national data-centers (Info Species). There records of each species within a perimeter might be available on demand.