The EU is aiming to put Europe on the path to ecological recovery by 2030 with a Biodiversity Strategy. The approach is an effort to make the EU a world leader in addressing the global biodiversity crisis. Key actions include establishing protected areas and restoring degraded ecosystems at land and sea across the whole of Europe.

To highlight actions that FLAGs have already undertaken to support the Biodiversity Strategy, FARNET has produced a Biodiversity Case Study Report focusing on the activities of five FLAGs –  Calanques Islands FLAG (FR), Murcia FLAG (ES), East Finland FLAG (FI), Mondego Mar FLAG(PT) and Morenka FLAG (PL).

The case study is also meant to encourage FLAGs to think about how to prioritise this type of work in the next programming period for maximum impact on halting biodiversity loss and restoring marine ecosystems.