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Biodiversity: guidance on new protected areas

Jan 28, 2022 | News

(28 January 2022) – The Commission today published guidance on the identification and designation of new nature protected areas in the EU, and on the management of existing and future protected areas.

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The EU’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy aims to protect at least 30% of the EU’s land and sea by 2030.

One third of this surface, areas of high biodiversity and climate importance, should be strictly protected, both on land and at sea, according to the EU biodiversity strategy.

The guidelines adopted today will help Member States to achieve these objectives and to establish a coherent transnational network.

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