Natura 2000

Natura 2000 in Slovakia

This article follows up: Protected areas - overview and division

Natura 2000 is the name of the system of protected areas of the Member States of the European Union and its main aim is to preserve the natural heritage and preserve the most valuable and endangered species and habitats (biotopes) of Europe. This system of protected areas is intended to ensure the protection of the most precious and most endangered species of wild plants, wild animals and natural habitats occurring  on the territory of the European Union and, through the conservation of these species and habitats, to preserve biodiversity on the territory of all the European Union.

In Slovakia, the NATURA 2000 network includes:

Protected Bird Areas

Special Protection Area is biotope of birds of European significance or biotope of migratory bird species protected for the purpose of survival and reproduction.

Protected bird areas (PBA) in Slovakia - list, area, regions, districts >>

Territories of European Importance

It is an important area of Natura 2000 network, which is declared for the protection of natural bioitopes, wildlife and wild plants.

Territories of European Importance - (Slovak language) >>

Useful links:  Protected bird areas (Slovak language)