CINEA, the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure and Environment, has shared an article on the LIFE Integrated Project “Optimising the management of the NATURA 2000 network in Lithuania”.

It outlines the main objectives of the project and mentions the significance of one of the recent project activities – the opening of the Dzūkija dunes. Thanks to the implemented changes, populations of rare insects and plants are increasing.

The project’s habitat conservation and restoration activities are also of economic benefit to the country. A 2020 study shows that the economic benefits of Natura 2000 sites in Lithuania far outweigh the costs of maintaining them.

Read the CINEA article in English:

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