Natura 2000

natura2000

NATURA 2000 is an ecological network composed of areas important for the conservation of endangered species and habitat types of the European Union. Its goal is to preserve or re-establish the favorable status of more than a thousand endangered and rare species and about 230 natural and semi-natural habitat types.

NATURA 2000 is the largest coordinated network of conservation areas in the world. When Croatia becomes a member of the European Union, its rich biological and landscape diversity will be included in this incredible network and will become the key jewel in the European jigsaw puzzle.
So far, around 30,000 areas have been included in this ecological network in nearly 20% of the EU’s territory, making it the largest system of preserved areas in the world.

NATURA 2000 is based on EU directives (the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive), areas are selected by scientific standards and in the management of these areas, the interests and benefits of the people living in them are taken into account. The European Union (EU) has committed itself to protect biodiversity and halt its loss in Europe by 2020.

Thanks to two directives, countries are able to coordinate their conservation activities regardless of their political or administrative boundaries.

Donors

MAVA Foundation European Union DBU - Njemačka savezna zaklada za okoliš Fond za zaštitu okoliša i energetsku učinkovitost Ministarstvo znanosti, obrazovanja i sporta Splitsko-dalmatinska županija Grad Split Ured za udruge Vlade RH

Sunce is a beneficiary of the institutional support of the National Foundation for Civil Society Development for the Stabilization and / or Development of the Association

Partners

WWF Mediterranean DGU Ministarstvo zaštite okoliša i prirode Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode Park prirode Telašćica Park prirode Lastovsko otočje Nacionalni park Mljet Nacionalni park Brijuni Nacionalni park Kornati Javna ustanova Priroda Javna ustanova za upravljanje zaštićenim prirodnim vrijednostima Šibensko-kninske županije ProPark - Foundation for protected areas PAP RAC Gorska služba spašavanja Udruga Argonauta Udruga Divina Natura Lavanda Tours Ekološka udruga UNDP Hrvatska Čistoća Split Javna ustanova za upravljanje zaštićenim prirodnim vrijednostima Dubrovačko - neretvanske županije Javna ustanova Dalmatian Nature Ministarstvo turizma Prirodoslovno-Matematički Fakultet

The Sun is a member

European Environmental Bureau MedPAN CEEweb Seas At Risk Adriapan Zeleni forum BioNET