Anton Gazenbeek

Anton Gazenbeek is the current chair of the Agriculture, Biodiversity and Climate (ABC) Working Group. His professional background covers over 35 years of work, generally at a European or worldwide level, on the interactions between agriculture, forestry, maritime activities, mining and river basin management and the natural environment, biodiversity, productive resources and landscape.

Particular topics on which Anton worked at one time or another include the Natura 2000 Network; project selection, monitoring and results evaluation within the LIFE-Nature funding programme; scoping and researching farmers who make nature the cornerstone of their business as well as other forms of private land conservation; studies on the economic benefits of marine protected areas, conservation in military training areas, deep-sea mining, nature-based solutions to flooding and water pollution, animal welfare in agriculture, and direct marketing of biodiversity-friendly produce.

Complementing his engagement for Eurosite-the European Land Conservation Network ELCN, Anton is also a Steering Committee member at the International Land Conservation Network ILCN.


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