The Natura 2000 Network is a network of European natural heritage sites that are managed in accordance with European laws, policies and guidelines. The sites in the Maltese Islands falling within this network are mainly located along the coast which houses many important habitats and biotopes, including: sand dune communities, wetlands, boulder scree, clay slopes and salt steppe communities, maquis, garrigue and coastal cliffs. Check out this map of all the natura 2000 sites.
Owing to the beautiful landscape and beaches, these sites are often patronized by many visitors throughout the year, outing them under pressure and creating an even greater need for proper management.
The Gaia Foundation is currently managing 3 sites that fall within this network, under contract with the Authority and Ministry responsible for the environment: Ghajn Tuffieha – Ramla, Gozo, Majjistral Park