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The use of the Natura 2000 logo on goods and services

The Natura 2000 logo serves a strategically valuable function in promoting the Natura 2000 network.

Since its creation in 1996, the Natura 2000 logo can be used by Member States to identify Natura 2000 sites. It can be also used for communication purposes on documents & publications and in order to increase awareness about the Natura 2000 network.

 In June 2021, the Commission has adopted a Commission Decision as regards the use of the Natura 2000 logo on goods and services. Under this Decision, upon request, the Commission may grant to Member States the free licence to use of the Natura 2000 logo on goods and services in their territory. The conditions for its use are set out in the licence agreement.

Through this initiative, the Commission aims to promote the benefits that Natura 2000 can provide to local economies and help building new partnerships between site managers, landowners and users, local businesses, while improving the perception of and increasing support for the Natura 2000 network.

Commission Decision
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Licence agreement in all languages
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Conditions to use the Natura 2000 logo on goods and services:

  • Upon request, signature of the above-mentioned licence agreement between the Member State (the Licensee) and the Commission (the Licensor).
  • Once signed, the logo can be used by the Licensee in relation to goods and services that:

(i) contribute to the achievement of the conservation objectives of specific Natura 2000 sites, provided that those objectives have been established in accordance with the Habitats and Birds Directives; or

(ii) originate completely or significantly from or are provided in specific Natura 2000 sites and are fully compatible with their conservation objectives, provided that the latter have been established in accordance with the Habitats and Birds Directives.

  • The Licensee shall not use the Natura 2000 logo in any way that would be detrimental to the purpose of EU legislation and policies or the reputation of EU Institutions.
  • The Licensee shall neither register the Licensed Material in whole or in part as a trademark nor incorporate it in its own trademarks, in any jurisdiction.
  • The Licensee shall bear all costs and expenses of carrying out the Licensee’s rights under this Agreement.
  • The Licensee may sub-licensee to third parties the use of the Natura 2000 logo under the same conditions.
  • Together with the Natura 2000 logo, a visible reference to the ownership of the copyright will be displayed as follows: © European Union
  • The copyright on the Licensed Material remains with the European Union. Member States of third parties cannot register the Natura 2000 logo as a trade mark.

The logo is available at: Logos - Environment - European Commission (europa.eu)

Do you have further questions? Contact us at nature@ec.europa.eu

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