Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process

Pead pond - Borová Lada, Svinná Lada, Chalupská slať - Sumava National Park

Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process

Natura 2000 sites cover one-fifth of the land territory in the EU and the Natura 2000 network includes most areas of highest biodiversity value.

The Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process involves a network of sites managed by a network of people and EUROPARC seeks to ensure that the experience of our members in the front line of Protected Area management is recognized.

What the Biogeographical Process does

  • The Biogeographical Process is a practical framework for networking and knowledge building between the Member States and all stakeholders – it aims to strengthen implementation of Natura 2000 and achieve favourable conservation status for habitats and species of Community importance.
  • The Process is central to achieving Targets 1 and 2 of the Biodiversity Strategy and has an important contribution to make to the other targets.
  • Namely, for instance: the management and restoration agendas for Natura 2000 are key priorities – they require new know-how and practical measures to achieve the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy targets.
  • To support this achievement, we encourage all members to share their experience and create new cooperative actions, which demonstrate the multiple benefits of Natura 2000!

EUROPARC’s Role in the Biogeographical Process

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EU Commission’s Directorate-General Environment (DG ENV) has contracted the Expertise Centre for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development (ECNC) to conduct a series of biogeographical seminars to gather evidence and agree on the key challenges and priorities of N2000 species and habitats in these regions.

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ECNC has then subcontracted a consortium with

EUROPARC, CEEWEBEurositeELO and ILE-SAS to carry out this task.

EUROPARC will hence play a key role in delivering this key aspect of nature conservation policy in Europe.

On the following sites you will find outputs and presentations of the networking events with strong involvement of EUROPARC: Networking Seminar on Coexistence Between People & Large Carnivores, Networking Seminar on Management of Mountain Forest Habitat Types in N2000 Sites2nd Networking Seminar in the Mediterranean Biogeographical Region . 

We will post updates here on the website, on facebook and on  twitter. So do keep in touch. Regular news and updates on the Biogeographical Process can be found on the Commission’s website.