The Natura 2000 Network in Spain

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Spain is the country in Europe with the largest area in the Natura 2000 Network, accounting for almost 30% of its territory, taking into account land and sea areas. More than 1,846 areas (1,449 SCIs and 637 SPAs) form part of this network of areas, characterized by the important ecological and cultural values they contain.

For the conservation of the great wealth and diversity of habitats and species (118 types of habitats of priority community interest and over 260 species of animals and plants) present throughout its varied geography, Spain has Natura 2000 Network areas in 4 biogeographic regions: Atlantic, Alpine, Macaronesian (the Canary Islands) and Mediterranean.

Therefore, over more than 130,000 km2 of land corresponding to more than 5,000 towns (about 60% of the total) and 60,000 km2 of territorial waters we can find areas which provide shelter for natural values under Natura 2000 Network protection, where new opportunities are being created for the conducting of sustainable productive activities related to recreation and tourism, in some cases offering new models of development in economically depressed rural areas.

 

 

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Galicia

Asturias

Cantabria

Pais Vasco

Navarra

La Rioja

Aragón

Cataluña

Castilla y León

Madrid

Extremadura

Castilla La Mancha

Comunidad Valenciana

Andalucia

Murcia

Islas Canarias

Baleares

Ceuta

Melilla

 

 

 




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