What is the Natura 2000 Network?
It is a European ecological network formed by special conservation areas (SCA), sites of Community importance (SCI) and special protection areas for birds (SPAB).
The purpose of declaring these areas as such is to help preserve biodiversity in Europe through the conservation of natural habitats and of the region’s wild fauna and flora in accordance with the Habitats Directive, while taking into account the financial, social and cultural demands of each territory.
The Natura Network of the Balearic Islands comprises a total surface area of 221,850 Ha. (terrestrial and marine); this figure does not include caves or wetlands.