Story EU expanding its network of protected areas

Natura 2000, the EU's network of protected areas, has undergone a significant expansion. Nearly 18 800 square kilometres have been added, including a major addition of marine areas covering 17 000 square kilometres which will increase protection for many endangered marine species.

Release date 22/11/2011
Contributor Rania Spyropoulou
Concerned URL http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/1376&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
Source European Commission-Environment