Managing Natural Resources and Combating Environmental Crime
Themis is an informal network of national authorities responsible for natural resources management and protection, and for the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, in particular on nature conservation, in EU candidate countries, potential candidates and countries with EU Association Agreements in South Eastern Europe. The network’s mission is to protect the environment by improving the capacities of its members to implement and enforce legislation on natural resources management and forestry, and to combat environmental crimes. This newly designed website has been created for the second phase of the Themis project, which began in October 2014.
The REC's Law Development, Enforcement and Compliance Topic Area implements the Themis project and provides secretariat services for the network. Themis has been funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation since its launch in November 2010.