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Paddebeek wetland - small scale tidal wetland restoration in the freshwater zone of the Sea Scheldt (Zeeschelde)

Degree of synergistic effects and conflicts according to Natura 2000 aims

The Paddebeek wetland is part of the ‘Scheldt and Durme estuary from the Dutch border to Gent’ (BE2300006), a protected area under the Habitat Directive. This measure is about the creation of a new tidal wetland in the freshwater zone of the Sea Scheldt (Zeeschelde), where mudflats and marshes are scarce. Hence, this measure contributes to the protection and conservation of intertidal wetlands in this protected area and enhances the connectivity in the area.
The Paddebeek wetland does not belong to the Bird Directive areas.

Conservation objectives (Sea Scheldt; Zeeschelde) Specification Effect? Short explanation
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Protected habitats: estuary Tidal wetland (freshwater)       X   Newly created freshwater tidal wetland in the protected area BE2300006, and quality improvement for this type of habitat.

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