|Designation||Most of the IBAs are totally or partially designated as SPAs (67,6% of terrestrial IBAs are designated as SPAs). There are still sites to be designated, particularly small coastal wetlands and lowland forest and farmland areas.|
|Conservation||Most Natura 2000 sites have neither a land use plan nor a management plan. Most of the sites are not effectively managed by the national authorities as there are no management plans or adequate resources on the ground.|
|Financing||Funding for Natura 2000 sites is scarce. Money from Cohesion Funds and rural development funding (EARDF) channelled to Natura 2000 are insufficient and untargeted.
As an example, Agri-environmental schemes for farmland SPAs are few, poorly designed, insufficiently financed and not well promoted. As a result very few farms apply for the schemes and the practical results for wildlife are very small or null. There is no work on Prioritised Action Frameworks.