A total of 250 Natura 2000 sites have been designated in Denmark. Together these sites cover an area corresponding to the size of the Danish island of Funen and its surrounding islands. Natura 2000 sites cover habitat, bird-protection and RAMSAR sites and they have been designated in order to protect specific species and habitats.
The basis for Natura 2000 is the EU Birds Directive and Habitats Directive. These Directives oblige EU Member States to preserve selected species and habitats.
Subsidies for Natura 2000 forests
If you are a private or municipal forest owner in a Natura 2000 site, you can apply for a subsidy to protect the forest habitats and species covered by Natura 2000.