Welcome to the webpages of the project LIFE living Natura 2000 in Bavaria.
Natura 2000 areas in Bavaria: these are the attractive and varied landscapes that Bavaria has brought into the European ecological network Natura 2000. Natura 2000 is a Europe-wide network of protected areas established by the European Union throughout the territory of the Member States. The Free State preserves and maintains the natural heritage of Europe in Bavaria with Natura 2000 sites scattered throughout the country.
Natura 2000 in Bavaria: this is a lively variety from the flatlands to the high mountains. Bogs and meadows, lakes, streams and rivers, poor grasslands and heaths, rocks and forests – this and much more make up the Bavarian Natura 2000 sites.
The people in Bavaria appreciate this natural diversity very much.
Therefore, it is important to inform and communicate about it. That is the concern of the EU funded communication project LIFE living Natura 2000.
We are looking forward to presenting the project results by the 2nd Bavarian Natura 2000 Summit of our project LIFE living Natura 2000 financed by the EU. As the particular highlight of the project, the summit will take place from 8th to 9th November 2023 in Brussels at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU.
The Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management is leading the EU-funded communication project “LIFE living Natura 2000” for the European natural heritage in Bavaria. We implement the project since 2017 in cooperation with the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection. The German Federal Foundation for the Environment and the Bavarian Nature Conservation Fund are Co-financiers. The aim is to promote communication, knowledge and acceptance of Natura 2000 in Bavaria.
About Natura 2000
Encompassing pristine peat bogs, extensive riverine alluvial forests, Mediterranean beaches, the spectacular Wadden Sea and magnificent mountain peaks of the Alps – Europe is home to a high natural diversity. Natura 2000 represents a network of protected areas to safeguard European natural heritage in all EU Member States.
LIFE Project & Contact Information
LIFE living Natura 2000 is an EU-funded communication project for the Natura 2000 network in Bavaria under the auspices of the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL).
Meet our team!
Natura 2000 Blog
Here you will find all past actions, projects and events that have already taken place during the campaign.
Do not just follow our projects on the net: Visit us on site at one of the many events throughout Bavaria and experience Natura 2000 in person – our very nature. We are looking forward to you.
The Natura 2000 Ambassador Campaign
Prominent ambassadors for Natura 2000: As part of the LIFE living Natura 2000 project, ornithologist Dr. Auguste von Bayern and mountaineer Alexander Huber (“Huber-Buam”) are committed to preserving Bavaria’s natural heritage.
Short Film about Natura 2000 – Europe’s Unique Natural Heritage
When was the last time you breathed in the morning forest air or enjoyed the evening sun in the great outdoors? Get involved with your fascinating nature and discover the European natural heritage in Bavaria in a short film.
LIFE living Natura 2000 – Official Project of the UN Decade of Biodiversity
The LIFE living Natura 2000 project was awarded on May 8th, 2019 as an official project of the UN Decade of Biological Diversity in the premises of the StMUV.
How Do I Communicate Natura 2000? Helpful Methods for Dialogue and Understanding
This year, the LIFE living Natura 2000 project is conducting communication training on Natura 2000 in order to contribute to a successful dialogue in participatory cooperation processes.
Do you know what a mouse eats? Or what the nestlings of an eagle owl look like? Test your knowledge about Natura 2000 animals and plants in the “Natura 2000 Species Quiz”.
Natura 2000 Student Events
Nature is just for retirees? Everything is already online anyway? Are you kidding me? Bavaria’s pupils should experience that real nature can be exciting and important despite the internet and TV, as part of the Natura 2000 student activities.
We Celebrate 40 years of the Birds Directive in Nuremberg
When birds fly, national borders are irrelevant: Almost exactly 40 years ago, on 2 April 1979, the European Birds Directive came into force.
Natura 2000 Elsewhere
In this series, we present examples from various European countries and federal states that show how diverse Natura 2000 measures can be and how the idea of a European network of protected areas can successfully be implemented.
The “Bavarian Natura 2000 Municipalities”
The award “Bayerische Natura 2000-Gemeinde” (Bavarian Natura 2000 municipality) is awarded for outstanding activities in the field of species protection and municipal development. The award for particular commitment for Natura 2000 has been developed as part of the LIFE living Natura 2000 project.
Enchanting Insights into Natural Beauty – “Nature in the Focus” Photo Competition 2018
The vernissage of the photo exhibition of “nature in the focus” competition took place on March 13th 2019 at the Bavarian Academy for Nature Conservation and Landscape Management (ANL).