Discover Europe’s nature with its stunning diversity of wild plants, animals and landscapes, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.

Protecting biodiversity in Europe through Natura 2000

Discover Europe’s stunning diversity of plants, animals and landscapes and how the EU is protecting them.

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Natura 2000 map viewer

See the European network of Natura 2000 protected sites in the map viewer. Just type some words in the search bar to visualize a site on the map, or to locate sites protecting a certain species or habitat. The viewer directs you to rich information for each site, species and habitats, offers powerful filtering options and eventually download of the information.

Go to the Natura 2000 viewer

Advanced users will find the link to a more advanced version of the viewer further down this page.

Natura 2000 Barometer

The Natura 2000 Barometer provides an overview of the Natura 2000 network of sites covered by the EU’s Birds and the Habitats Directives, giving information on area and site numbers.

Open the Barometer

The European nature protection toolkit
The European nature protection toolkit

This toolkit helps educators to set up and run activities about nature protection in Europe, in the classroom and in the fields

LIFE Programme and  Natura 2000
LIFE Programme and Natura 2000

Find which Natura 2000 sites benefited from the LIFE programme, and read more about some iconic examples

Natura 2000 and World Heritage Common Areas
Natura 2000 and World Heritage Common Areas

Some sites of the UNESCO World Heritage are also within, or very close to, a Natura 2000 site. Find them, and learn more about some iconic sites

European Commission Natura 2000 section
European Commission Natura 2000 section

Find more official references on Natura 2000 and the Birds and Habitats directives

Advanced Natura 2000 viewer
Advanced Natura 2000 viewer

Natura 2000 advanced viewer including species and habitat distribution

Natura 2000 list dashboard
Natura 2000 list dashboard

Filter the list of Natura 2000 sites by country, by directive or by biogeographical region and export results.