Natura 2000 and Cultural Heritage

NATURA 2000 network is a European ecological network of sites which are home todolina image significant natural habitats and species at a European level. It is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world and its aim is to ensure the long-term survival of Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and habitats. Visit the Natura 2000 Web site

However, there has also been the acknowledgement of the links between the natural and built cultural heritage. As a result, a number of case studies were conducted in order to point out the successful integrated management of natural and cultural heritage at Natura 2000 sites. Moreover, it has become obvious that these links need to strengthen and explore common threats and challenges as well as opportunities for joint initiatives.

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