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Identifier CDDA
Short name CDDA
Registration status Released 17 June 2010
Reference URL http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/datasets/latest/CDDA
Name Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA)
Keywords Biodiversity, Conservation, Designation, Fauna, Flora, Landscape, Nature, Protection
Short Description Database about nationally designated ares including nature protection sites such as national parks and nature reserves.
Definition The definition of a protected area adopted by IUCN is:

A clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values.

Definitions and details are basing on IUCN publication: "Guidelines for Applying Protected Area Management Categories" that can be found in pdf format at url:

http://data.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/PAPS-016.pdf

(The document can also be ordered as paper copy)


The definition of a "designated area" within the CDDA is very similar. The "designation types" are grouped according to 3 categories, which clearly reflects the IUCN note above by also identifying designation types in other sectors "or other effective means".

As some of the designation types do not refer to the creation of individual site networks, the definition of the CDDA also includes "area covering" designations such as the protection of the complete distribution of certain habitats. This is an addition to the IUCN "protected area" definition.
Methodology for obtaining data Each data collection cycle: the available data provided earlier to EEA on designation types and on sites are loaded into an MS-Access file "CDDA-XX-YYYYMM" for each country generated according to the Data Dictionary format. A feedback report on the quality of the available data is also provided for each country.
National experts are asked to review and correct/update the information and deliver it back to the agreed national data repository. The GIS boundary data relating to the sites and protected areas are also collected and quality checked.

A range of automated quality checks are provided to help countries deliver high quality data.



"XX" stands for the IS0 2 character country code
"YYYY" stands for the year in which the file was created
"MM" stands for the month in which the file was created
Planned updating frequency Annual
Version December 2008
Responsible
Reporting obligation

Data model

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Dataset tables

Full name Short name
List of National Designation Types Designations
Spatial coverage of protected areas not ... Designation boundaries
Sites Data Sites
Site boundaries Site boundaries
National overview of area protected National overview

Complex attributes

Submit Organisation European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity
ETC-BD
http://nature.eionet.europa.eu/

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