NATURE-GIS Community gathers people involved and operating in the field of Protected Areas, Nature Conservation and Geographical Information. More in detail, the NATURE-GIS stakeholders and operators are people dealing with Geographical Information applied to the management of Protected Areas and information to citizens for cultural, environmental and landscape management purposes. In such a framework, the Community covers several fields, ranging from the most technological, as the ones linked to software development and GIS functions and applications, to the most “nature-oriented” as for example habitats identification and protection, species conservation, geological and environmental aspects. To this purpose, the NATURE-GIS Community members, already registered in the NATURE-GIS network, come from different sectors and domain of GI application, complementary among them and all acting under the common umbrella of natural and environmental protection. The NATURE-GIS Community gathers Regional and Local Governments, Private Companies, Research Institutions, Universities as well as Foundations and Associations. Taking into account the wide range and the great field of activities, already assured by the NATURE-GIS project partnership and further enlarged with the establishment of the NATURE-GIS Network, the Community is in the position to investigate issues under several aspects of GI application to Protected Areas management and offer a consistent contribution to the INSPIRE implementation in the specific field. In particular the Community aims at giving an important contribution to the data and information sharing for Protected Areas, harmonising and optimising data exploitation and assuring the access to reliable information by users at different scales. In such an enlarged view, the Community can range from end user requirements investigation to specific problems in Protected Area management, to technical aspects linked to data sharing and harmonisation.