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Yesterday marked the signature of the COPIL Natura 2000 "Atert-Warkdall" charter of collaboration. 

On 6 March 2019, Luxembourg Minister of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development Carole Dieschbourg, together with the members of the steering committee signed the charter of collaboration of the Steering Committee (COPIL) Natura 2000 "Atert-Warkdall".

The nine Natura 2000 zones of the COPIL "Atert-Warkdall", remarkable for their rich and varied biodiversity, numerous rivers and natural, historical and cultural heritage, are multifunctional spaces with the development of various activities such as agriculture and forestry, tourism or recreational and sports activities. It is therefore essential to involve all the main actors in the sustainable management of these sites.

With the signature of the collaboration charter of the Natura 2000 Steering Committee "Atert-Warkdall", this COPIL becomes the third to be set up after that of the "Old mining sites" and that of the "Éislek" whose charters of collaboration were signed in 2018.

Chaired by Gérard Anzia, President of the Water House of the Attert ASBL, the COPIL "Atert-Warkdall" is composed of representatives of the ministries and regional services of the administrations (nature and forests, water, agriculture), the 17 concerned municipalities, the Syndicat intercommunal pour la nature SICONA-Centre, farmers and agricultural advisers of the Chamber of Agriculture and CONVIS s.c. and the IBLA (Institut fir Biologësch Landwirtschaft an Agrarkultur), the group of foresters, regional sections of naturmwelt and the Ecological Movement as well as the Regional Office for Tourism.

An executive bureau will also be constituted by the president of the COPIL, two representatives of the communes, a representative of the regional service of the Administration of Nature and Forests, a representative of the regional service of the Administration of Water Management and a representative of the regional service of the Administration of Technical Services of Agriculture. One of its roles will be the concrete planning and accompaniment of the measures to support the Natura 2000 facilitator in its mission.