Conservation of the European tree frog and the garden dormouse
The Lookvoske and Slaperke jenevers produced by distillery 't Stookkot are both fruit gins made with blackberries. By using a short supply chain approach, the local economy benefits and impact on the climate is kept to a minimum.
Producers with a combined passion for beer and nature
Gageleer is a beer with the taste of the land where it is born: bog myrtle from nature, and barley from fully organic agriculture. By using locally grown barley, it supports the local economy and minimizes its ecological footprint.
Italian farmers proud of their nature friendly products
The Terre dell’ Oasi partnership aims to demonstrate that when economic activities are sustainable they can be compatible with nature conservation, becoming an important source of revenue for protected areas.
Revitalizing an area through nature-friendly tourism
In the Natura 2000 site Slitere national park, a sustainable tourism-management plan was implemented in cooperation with local stakeholders to reconcile tourism and nature conservation. The local community was deeply involved in the project.
NATURA 2000 BRANDING
Natura 2000 is the largest network of protected areas in the world. People living in and around Natura 2000 areas utilise these for a variety of economic activities. Designation of Natura 2000 areas often creates additional restrictions though, sometimes leading people to perceive Natura 2000 as a burden. One solution to this problem is to make products coming from Natura 2000 areas better known and more appealing to the public and increase awareness of the benefits these products provide for nature and for people working in Natura 2000 areas.
This website is part of a Natura 2000 branding campaign, stressing the benefits Natura 2000 can provide to local economies. It showcases products produced in Natura 2000 areas accompanied by inspiring background stories about the collaborations and socio-economic benefits related to those products. By sharing these successful and positive stories the campaign aims to trigger new partnerships between site managers, farmers and local businesses, and improve perceptions of and increase support for the Natura 2000 network.
Natura 2000 branding benefits people, nature and local economy