Project title

Natura 2000 Day Proclamation

Project description

The year 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Habitats directive and the LIFE programme, both approved on 21st May 1992 and since then successfully contributing to the preservation of our unique European natural heritage. With the adoption of the Habitats directive also the EU Natura 2000 Network was born, which today, together with the sites under the Birds directive, is one of the Europe's most outstanding achievements. In recognition of this the European Commission together with the European Parliament, the Presidency of the European Council and Committee of the Regions declared the 21st May as “European Natura 2000 Day” at a special event in Brussels, organised by STELLA in the prestigious Berlaymont building of the European Commission.