Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process


The development of the largest network of protected areas on the planet, the Natura 2000, network, takes place according to the characteristics of each of the 9 European biogeographic regions, each with its ecosystems and representative species. The challenges of the Natura network are diverse and are not without complexity. Some of the challenges are:

  • communication and involvement of stakeholders
  • identification of threats
  • conservation measures
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • establishing benchmarks and conservation objectives
  • cross-border cooperation

Thus, it is a complex process that requires the participation of many stakeholders, involving hundreds of technicians and experts from the European Commission, European Environment Agency, Member states, research centers, companies and NGOs.


Terra Ecogest is member of the consortium, lead by Wageningen UR, which assists the European Commission in the development of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process 2000 (Biogeographical Process (Contract ENV.D.3/SER/2017/0010). Other consortium members are Nature Bureau, Regional Environmental Center, Estonian University of Life Sciences and Mãe d´água.

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