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European Natura 2000 Day & Natura 2000 Award Ceremony

Date: 21 May 2015

Location: all over EU

21st of May is the European Natura 2000 Day. With the celebration of this Day, we want all European citizens discover the stunning riches of these sites, where nature and human go hand in hand. We want to convert the European Day of the Natura 2000 Network into the day in which all of us will make a gesture (symbolic or real) for our natural sites.

Why that date? 

  • On 21st May 1992 Habitats Directive was approved. This Directive and the Birds Directive (approved in 1979) are the base of Natura 2000 Network.
  • Despite its 20 year history and its ecological, social and economic importance, the Natura 2000 network is known only by few citizens.
  • This lack of awareness by citizens is one of the main problems of the Natura 2000 Network. Help us to solve recommending your friends to participate in the celebration of the European Day.

For more information on how to join visit

Natura 2000 Award Ceremony will also take place on this day.


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