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Nationally designated terrestrial protected areas in Europe

Nationally designated terrestrial protected areas in Europe In 2021, protected areas covered 26.4% of EU land, with 18.5% designated as Natura 2000 sites and 7.9% having other national designations. Further expansion of terrestrial protected areas will be needed to achieve the target of legally protecting a minimum of 30% of EU land, as set out in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The design...
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Natura 2000 – explained

Natura 2000 is an ecological network composed of sites designated under the Birds Directive (Special Protection Areas, SPAs) and the Habitats Directive (Sites of Community Importance, SCIs, and Special Areas of Conservation, SACs). The European database on Natura 2000 sites consists of a compilation of the data submitted by Member States to the European Commission. This European database is gen...
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EU Commission calls on Ireland to finalise designation of conservation areas

The European Commission is urging Ireland to respect obligations under the Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC) for the protection of natural habitats and species included in the Natura 2000 network. Member States have to finalise the designation of Special Areas of Conservation (SACs). They also have to establish, for these areas, the conservation priorities, objectives and measure...
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