??????????????????????MAIN REQUIREMENTS IN LITHUANIAN LEGISLATION FOR ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF SITES PROTECTED UNDER THE HABITAT AND BIRD DIRECTIVES  In relation to Georgian Accession to European Union

The policy paper describes Lithuanian experience in transition from system of protected areas, which was in Soviet Union, to current – EU system of protected areas, challenges and opportunities of this process; main requirements in Lithuanian legislation for establishment and management of sites protected under the Habitats and Bird Directives. The policy paper was prepared in the frame of project “Institutional capacity building in the area of environment protection and climate change”. Project is funded by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and implemented by Lithuanian Fund for Nature and Green Alternative.