The European Green Belt, our shared natural heritage along the line of the former Iron Curtain, is to be conserved and restored as an ecological network connecting high-value natural and cultural landscapes while respecting the economic, social and cultural needs of local communities.



Baltic Green Belt - The Coastal Belt

The Baltic Green Belt stretches along the Baltic Sea coastline. Diverse marine un­derwater habitats and a richly varie­gated coastline with large dune fields, long beaches, impressive cliffs and se­cluded lagoons are unique for this part of the European Green Belt.

Extensive military areas served as re­serves for millions of migrating birds and many marine animals such as grey and ringed seals. Since the early 1990s, however, the coastline has experienced heavy pressure for de­velopment and exploitation. Safeguarding the valuable natural and historical assets of this attractive and heavily sought-after landscape poses a major challenge for the Green Belt.

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