Natura 2000 does not exclude human activities from the protected areas but rather gives priority to sustainable use of the sites. It therefore not only protects nature but also offers socioeconomic opportunities to its local communities.

In this website, natura2000branding you can read stories about partnerships established to produce nature-friendly products and services to make Natura 2000 benefit all.

You can also browse this online catalog  in which you can find a wide range of nature-friendly Natura 2000 products and services being produced or provided by many different Natura 2000 areas around Europe. The products are the result of inspiring collaborations between people working in and around Natura 2000 areas, giving these people direct socio-economic benefits.