I have taken on Natura 2000 as a case for analysis because I live close to a protected area that is part of Natura 2000, As Fragas do Eume (In English: The Woods of the Eume, a river in the province of A Corunna). This is a beautiful area with a rich biosphere that is definitively worthy of protection. But it is under pressure by invasive species – in particular the eucalyptus – which is replacing indigenous species and also ruining the soil. A devastating forest fire in 2012 didn’t help much; the eucalyptus got an even better foothold in the aftermath of the fire. Local tourism is also on the rise, with an ever increasing number of visitors. Moreover, the area is surrounded by relatively intensive farming and a dam. All put together, it is likely that both indigenous flora and fauna are under a fair amount of pressure.