|This progress assessment is based on Birdlife Partners’ expert assessment of progress in their Member State with regard to the financing of Natura 2000 sites on land.Specifically, progress on this topic was assessed in relation to Member States ‘work on national financing plans for Natura 2000, i.e. Prioritised Action Frameworks (PAF).However, as no scientific methodology has been applied, the assessment remains subjective.The assessment does not refer to the management of marine Natura 2000 sites. The assessment takes into account the management of both Special Protection Areas (under the Birds Directive) and Sites of Community Importance (under the Habitats Directive).
Key to the rating:
Chick: Some funding framework is set-up, work on Prioritised Action Framework started
Egg: Weak or no national funding framework and sources available, no work on Prioritised Action Framework
Contact: BirdLife Europe
Sophie Herbert, Sophie.herbert(at)birdlife.org
 indicative allocation 2007-2010
 The cost of N2000 funding was overestimated to more than 800 EUR/ha based on cost of land purchase as this was mistakenly perceived as the best means of achieving protection of the sites.
 For instance, from the end of 2011, in the Poitou-Charentes Region, available budgets for local management of Natura 2000 sites have been divided by 4. There is currently no funding available for ecological monitoring. This situation is likely to last until 2015, providing little hope for good conservation results on the ground.
LPO has been working on 7 sites until 2011 with 5 persons (3 full time). Since 2012, there are 11 sites / 4 people (2,5 full time). Little to no ecological monitoring will take place.
 This group includes representatives of organs and institutions dealing with the conservation of nature and financing of conservation task. So far, as part of the work on the PAF, the working group is choosing habitats and species for which Poland should plan priority actions; gathering information on financing the network in the current financial perspective, gathering information about threats for the Natura 2000 network and about action taken for its protection by units being in charge. After analysing this data, proper priority actions will be attributed to chosen habitats and species.