We inform you that the European Commission has published a leaflet presenting the guide on Non-energy mineral

extraction and Natura 2000, available in




German and



The leaflet underlines some of the key points developed in the Guidance, showing the compatibility betweenextraction and Natura 2000: Natura 2000 sites are not intended to be ‘no development zones’, and restoration of used quarries and mines has the potential to benefit wildlife.

Documents are also available on the European Commission website at: