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What does the EU do to protect Biodiversity?


EU land are covered by protected areas


EU marine waters are

covered by protected areas


EU species protected

under EU law


EU habitats protected

under EU law

Recently released

Applications to the European Natura 2000 Award 2024 are open until 29 September 2023!

The Natura 2000 Award provides a unique opportunity to showcase nature conservation success stories. The Award celebrates excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites in five categories: Conservation on Land, Marine Conservation, Working Together for Nature, Cross-Border Cooperation and Communication. Any public or private organisations involved in managing Natura 2000 sites across the European Union can apply – from national authorities and environmental NGOs, to businesses, farmers and landowners, education institutions to media organisations, even individuals.