The session will introduce the Natura 2000 logo and the opportunities to use it for promoting sustainable services and goods that contribute to the objectives of the EU Natura 2000 network of protected areas. The Natura 2000 logo supports well-functioning, healthy ecosystems that provide for our basic needs in terms of clean air, water and healthy food. It aims to create new partnerships and help rebuilding a post-Covid-19 economy that recognises our ecologically planetary boundaries promotes the protection and restoration of nature. The session will highlight examples from across the EU, including from Natura 2000 Award finalists, and discuss the use of the logo for recognising the efforts in the management of the Natura 2000 network while giving visibility to activities that aim to preserve its values for the benefit of nature, our health and the economy.
- Noelia Vallejo, Head of Sector on conservation plans and strategies, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the demographic challenge of Spain
- Jelke Brandehof, Communications and Membership Officer, Eurosite – the European Land Conservation Network
- Carlotta Maggio, Project Officer of Oasi’s Initiative, WWF Oasi
- Concepción Gálvez, co-Coordinator of the Pro-Biodiversity brand campaign 2020/2021, Fundación para la Conservación del Quebrantahuesos (Foundation for the conservation of the Bearded vulture)
- Javier Gil,co-Coordinator of the Pro-Biodiversity brand campaign 2020/2021, Fundación para la Conservación del Quebrantahuesos (Foundation for the conservation of the Bearded vulture)
- Lucía Iglesias Blanco, Policy officer, Nature protection Unit, Directorate General for Environment, European Commission
- Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission