Costs and benefits of Natura 2000

The implementation of the Natura network 2000 has a number of costs similar to those necessary to establish and develop any other network of protected areas. We can divide them into two groups:

  • Direct costs, those directly supported by the authorities responsible for Natura 2000. They are derived from the obligation to maintain a favorable conservation status of habitats and species.
  • Indirect costs, They are supported by other agents (administrations, land owners, producers, etc.). including the corrective meassures in lost profits.

In this area we have participated in various studies of cost / benefit and socio-economic impact of the Natura network 2000.