The Natura 2000 ecological network aims to preserve rare or threatened species and natural environments throughout Europe. It includes special protection areas protecting species of the “Birds” directive. It is also composed of Special Areas of Conservation whose objective is the preservation of habitats and species of the “Habitats” directive.
7 Natura 2000 sites are located on the territory of the Ardennes Regional Nature Park. The Special Area of Conservation (SCA) of the Ardennes Plateau contributes to the preservation of 21 species of birds throughout the forest massif of the Ardennes Plateau. This richness is also found within various special conservation areas (6 SCA) that cover both peat bogs, dry grasslands, valleys and hibernation sites of chiropterans.