At the end of 2007, Romania has designated an incomplete Natura 2000 network (108 SPAs and 298 pSCIs).
Under European Commission pressure in 2011 Romania has designated new Natura 2000 sites: 40 new SPAs and 110 pSCIs.
Nevertheless the SPAs network is still incomplete, with almost 21.86 % of proposed IBAs being left outside the SPAs network.
Since 2010, management plans for Natura 2000 sites are being developed by state authorities, scientific institutes and environmental NGOs. According to Romanian legislation it is mandatory for Natura 2000 sites to have approved management plans.
Currently only 4 Natura 2000 sites have an approved management plan that is starting to be implemented.
A special budget is allocated to the development and implementation of management plans for Natura 2000 sites through the national Sectorial Operational Programme (ERDF and Cohesion Funds).
Other funding sources are LIFE, Foundation for Development of Civil Society (FDSC), Environmental Partnership Foundation. Romanian authorities are working on Prioritised Action Frameworks.