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Identifier Help CDDA
Short name Help CDDA
Registration status Help Released 16 December 2013
Reference URL Help http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/datasets/latest/CDDA
Name Help Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA)
Keywords Help Biodiversity, Conservation, Designation, Fauna, Flora, Landscape, Nature, Protection
EEA Issue Help Nature conservation and biodiversity
Short Description Help Database about nationally designated ares including nature protection sites such as national parks and nature reserves.
Definition Help 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 Help The available CDDA data provided earlier to EEA are loaded into an MS-Access file 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. These are uploaded by EEA to the respective national CDR folder together with the most recent GIS boundary data and additional instructions and documents that are there to help the national reporters to update the CDDA dataset.

National experts are asked to review and correct/update the information (both tabular and GIS) and deliver it back to the agreed national data repository.

A range of automated quality checks are provided to help countries deliver high quality data.
Planned updating frequency Help Annual
Version Help December 2013

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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
Obligation Legal instrument Details
Nationally designated areas (CDDA-1) Nationally designated areas (CDDA-1) http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/obligations/32

Complex attributes

Guideline text Help Data collection guidelines for 2005 dataflow
http://eea.eionet.europa.eu/Public/irc/eionet-circ...
Registration Authority Help EEA
European Environment Agency
http://www.eea.europa.eu/
Submit Organisation Help European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity
ETC-BD
http://nature.eionet.europa.eu/
Responsible Organisation Help EEA
European Environment Agency
http://www.eea.europa.eu/
ROD Help http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/obligations/32
Nationally designated areas (CDDA-1)

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