Natura 2000 data - the European network of protected sites

Natura 2000 is the key instrument to protect biodiversity in the European Union. It is an ecological network of protected areas, set up to ensure the survival of Europe's most valuable species and habitats. Natura 2000 is based on the 1979 Birds Directive and the 1992 Habitats Directive. The green infrastructure it provides safeguards numerous ecosystem services and ensures that Europe's natural systems remain healthy and resilient. URL: http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/natura-2000 . Species data are available for directive species and other important species of the fauna and flora at the protected areas for Reptiles, Birds, Amphibians, Mammals, Invertebrates, Fish and Plants. Natura2000 regions and data can also be explored using the web-viewer at http://natura2000.eea.europa.eu/ .

More information on this dataset can be found in the Freshwater Metadatabase - BFE_52 (http://www.freshwatermetadata.eu/metadb/bf_mdb_view.php?entryID=BFE_52).

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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Last Updated June 23, 2017, 16:49 (Europe/Berlin)
Created June 23, 2017, 16:49 (Europe/Berlin)
Access constraints no limitations
Bbox east long 29.91
Bbox north lat 64.74
Bbox south lat 24.14
Bbox west long -25.64
Contact email Danny.Charbonneau@ec.europa.eu, Jan.Bliki@eea.europa.eu
Dataset language eng
Dataset reference date 2016-01-01
Dataset reference type publication
Guid BFE_52
Licence no conditions apply
Metadata date 2013-11-14
Metadata language eng
Resource type dataset
Responsible party EEA-European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity
Responsible party role Principal Investigator
Spatial data type Polygon
Spatial harvester true
Topic category biota, environment, inlandWaters

Dataset extent


Political boundaries: GAUL 2015, © FAO Statistics Division.