Many Protected Areas are covered by a range of overlapping designations which might stretch from National Park and Natura 2000 status to a country-specific site type or a regional or local designation. Non-nature conservation designations may also be relevant, such as historic sites. The all need to be listed and mapped in the plan. Each designation may have its own specific set of regulations, policy constraints and opportunities which may need to be explained.
As far as possible, plans for overlapping designations should be integrated (or there should even be a single plan). This requires detailed knowledge of the objectives and actions of each relevant designation.
See the presentation section on this page for further information.