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The Natura 2000 Network

ABSTRACT
The Natura 2000 Network is EU network of biodiversity conservation areas. It includes Special Areas of Conservation (SAC), designated under the Habitats Directive, and Special Protection Areas (SPA), established under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds. The network's aim is the ensure the long-term survival of Europe's most endangered species and habitats, thus contributing to halting the loss of biodiversity caused by the adverse effect of human activities. In summary, it is the main nature conservation instrument in the EU.
The Network, which was created in 1992 by means of the Habitats Directive, is the world's largest natural spaces network. It covers the natural spaces of the 27 member states, each with its own ecological characteristics and singularities.
Each member state must propose the natural spaces within its territorial ambit for designation as SAC and SPA, taking into account the corresponding ecological, landscape, fauna and botanical related values. Following the Commission's assessment of the natural spaces, a decision is taken on whether or not to grant the degree of protection that identifies the spaces as belonging to the Natura 2000 Network.
The Natura 2000 Network also covers other environmental issues as well as the loss of biodiversity and of ecosystems, such as climate change.
Malvasia cabeciblanca
Ononis natrix
Zonas biogeográficas contempladas en el área Natura 2000
Mapa de lugares Natura 2000 en España
Visor online de los espacios Natura 2000 europeos
Esquema del origen de la Red Natura 2000
Estados pertenecientes a la Red Natura 2000 y su contribución (I)
Estados pertenecientes a la Red Natura 2000 y su contribución (II)
LIC de las distintas CC.AA españolas pertenecientes a la Red Natura 2000
ZEPA de las distintas CC.AA españolas pertenecientes a la Red Natura 2000