Vision & Mission
Eurosite is working to create a Europe where nature is cared for, protected, restored and valued by all. We do this by providing practitioners with opportunities to network and exchange experience on practical nature management.
We are a network of site managers, non-governmental and governmental organisations, and individuals and organisations committed to our vision. Our members are based across Europe - from the Atlantic islands to the Black Sea; and from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean. Nature knows no boundaries: we believe the future protection and conservation of Europe's nature will only be achieved through international cooperation. Why not join us?
- Natuurmonumenten can improve the accessibility of nature areas with extra funding from Postcode Lottery4 days 11 hours agoEurosite member Natuurmonumenten received an extra € 1.9 million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for their project 'Nature, accessible to all'. They received this fund in addition to their annual funding of € 13.8 million.
- 4 days 13 hours agoEurosite member Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) spent three years surveying Scotland's saltmarches. The two agencies mapped and evaluated the condition of marches larger than seven acres (3ha) or longer than 1,640ft (500m).
- MEPs adopt report on mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity strategy - EU law needs stronger implementation6 days 5 hours agoToday, an overwhelming majority of the Members of the European Parliament voted for better implementation of the EU Nature Directives.
In their own-initiative report the Parliament stated that the 2020 biodiversity targets will not be achieved without additional efforts, while existing EU Nature Directives should be better implemented instead of being revised.
- 1 week 4 days agoThe European Commission invests € 63.8 million for the first-ever "Integrated Projects" to be funded under the LIFE programme for the environment. "Integrated Projects" were introduced to implement environmental legislation on a wider scale and increase the impact of funding for plans developed on the regional, multi-regional or national level. The six projects selected have a total budget of € 108.7 million, including € 63.8 million of EU co-financing. They could leverage and coordinate over € 1 billion in complementary funding from EU agricultural and regional funds, as well as national and private funds. The money will support projects in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Finland, and the UK.
- New LIFE publication emphasises the importance of thinking outside the box when it comes to stakeholder engagement2 weeks 5 hours ago
Effective conservation means working with a variety of different stakeholder and going beyond traditional stakeholders such as farmers, fishers and foresters to work with society as a whole. The latest LIFE Nature Focus publication ‘LIFE and new partnerships for nature conservation’ looks at the importance of such partnership for the management of the Natura 2000 network.
Invasive alien species are one of the major threats to Europe’s biodiversity. Tackling the problem of IAS has been and remains a huge challenge for nature conservation sector and protected area management bodies. In order to support these efforts, the Duna-Ipoly National Park Directorate and WWF Hungary will organise an international workshop on best practices in invasive plant management within Natura 2000 sites and protected areas.
- During this meeting on future-proof nature policy, organised by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the implementation of nature policy in Europe will be discussed.
European authorities, environmental organisations, representatives of industry and other stakeholders will address the conference, which will take the form of an interactive meeting where delegates are challenged to help devise a future-proof nature policy.
The French Ministry of Defence and the Conservatoire d’espaces naturels Rhônes-Alpes organise the international nature conference “Conciliate operational training with preservation of biodiversity on military camps” in Nîmes, France, from 28 June - 1 July 2016, as part of the LIFE Project Nature Defense 2 Mil.
The programme includes a plenary session on national and international issues, a visit to Garrigues Camp to see military activities and actions of biodiversity restoration, and exchanges based on lessons learned by militaries and NGOs.
- Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.
- This Thematic Networking Event is organised as part of the European Commission's Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process. More information will soon be available.