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Call for evidence for new study on Ecosystem Restoration

Establishing and managing Natura 2000 sites often requires enhancing the structure and function of degraded ecosystems, and therefore delivers ecosystem restoration! Our study aims to give the Commission a better understanding of what is happening in relation to restoration activities in different member states, sectors, and habitats across the EU. This online SURVEY is a part of the data gathering effort for the study, and evidence on the contribution of Natura 2000 is critical.

The EU biodiversity strategy Target 2 is that restoration of 15% of degraded ecosystems will play a significant role in the achievement of the headline target of stopping biodiversity loss by 2020. In order to provide the assistance to Member States in achieving their restoration targets, this study is providing Technical support in relation to the promotion of restoration in the context of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020, reporting to DG Environment of the European Commission.

If you are an expert directly involved in restoration actions, or if you have information about restoration actions within Natura 2000 or other work, we would very much appreciate it if you would share your information with us.

Please respond to the Survey by 15 April 2016.