Natura 2000 Network

Europe takes up less than 5% of the land surface of the Earth. However, it has a huge diversity of plants, animals and landscapes, some of which are found nowhere else in the World. In order to protect its nature, the European Union has established an ecological network, called Natura 2000, the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world. It accounts for over 18% of the mainland and nearly 6% of the marine territory of the EU. It provides home for endangered species of plants and animals. It is a network of core breeding and resting sites for rare and threatened species, stretching across all EU countries and is being introduced in the candidate countries as well.

The aim of the Natura 2000 network is to ensure the long-term survival of Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and habitats, listed under the EU Birds Directive and the EU Habitats Directive.


  • Activity 1.1. Field Trip
    Activity 1.1. Field Trip
    The Twinning Project “Strengthening Capacities for Effective Implementation of the aquis in the Area of Nature Protection” managed its Component 1 regular activities...
  • New Natura 2000 Brochure
    New Natura 2000 Brochure
    Aiming to help the Stakeholders from the Eastern Planning Region to learn more about Natura 2000 process, the project partners of “Nature Conservation...
  • Natura 2000 for the Nature and for the People
    Natura 2000 for the Nature and for the People
    Under the motto “Natura 2000…for Nature…for People” on 05 April 2019, in the hotel Porta in Skopje was held the first stakeholder’s workshop for the Natura...


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