LIFE LYNXCONNECT’s total budget is EUR 18.754.029, 60.67% of wich (EUR 11.378.919) is covered by the European Union LIFE funding instrument. The project’s beneficiaries fund the rest of the budget.
LIFE (L'Instrument Financier pour l'Environnement) is the EU’s funding instrument created in 1992 through Commission Regulation n. 1973, with the objective to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value.
LIFE is an outcome of Birds Directive 79/409/EEC and Habitat Directive 92/43/EEC
During these two decades, LIFE has co-financed some 3954 projects across the EU, contributing approximately €3.1 billion to the protection of the environment.
Natura 2000 Network is an ecologic network focused on biodiversity conservation in the EU and, in particular, on the plant and animal species included in Habitat Directive (Annexes I and II) and bird species included in Birds Directive (Annex I).
Natura 2000 Network consists of Sites of Community Interest (SCI) and Special Protected Areas for Birds (SPA) all along Europe.