The Birds and Habitats Directive set the bases of the largest conservation area, the Natura 2000, which is the milestone of preserving European biodiversity. The network covers almost one fifth of the European Union’s area on approximately 26 000 sites on land and water in order to protect around thousand important habitats and species.
In order to aid the introduction and management of Natura 2000 in the CEE region, the Natura 2000 Working Group was established in 2003. The working group’s main aim is the information and experience exchange and the education of the members of the Working Group.
The Working Group is open to all interested parties. CEEweb member NGOs may become full members of the Working Group.