Call for Natura 2000 ecosystem restoration evidence

Gepubliceerd op 08/04/2016

The European Commission has initiated a survey to gather evidence on how the Natura 2000 network contributes to ecosystem restoration. Those involved in ecosystem restoration actions or with information about restoration work within Natura 2000 sites are requested to participate in the survey, including experts working within the framework of LIFE projects. Responses should be completed by 15 April 2016.

This questionnaire is a part of a wider data-gathering effort for the study ‘Technical support in relation to the promotion of restoration in the context of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020’, which is reporting to the Commission. The aim is to develop a better understanding of what is happening in relation to ecosystem restoration activities across the EU, in different Member States, for different sectors, and for different types of habitat.

Target 2 of the EU biodiversity strategy is the restoration of 15% of degraded ecosystems, to help stop biodiversity loss by 2020. The results of the survey will help the Commission to provide support to Member States so that they can achieve their restoration targets.

The study for DG Environment is being conducted by eftec, a consultancy firm. A background document, with further information about the study, is available to download from the survey webpage or via the study team (email:

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