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?
- 5 days 6 hours agoEarlier this year the European Commission circulated a questionnaire to help them gather evidence for the fitness check of the EU Nature Directives. The evaluation team will present their preliminary key findings from the analysis of evidence provided at a conference in Brussels on 20 November 2015.
- Eurosite presents first results Natura 2000 Monitoring workshop at meeting EC Expert group on management of Natura 20005 days 6 hours agoEurosite President Stefan Versweyveld presents the first results of our Natura 2000 Monitoring workshop at the 13th meeting of the EC Expert group on management of Natura 2000 today. Eurosite organised this workshop as part of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process, an initiative from the European Commission.
- 2 weeks 1 day agoThe LIFE ‘Activa Red Natura 2000: Connecting people with biodiversity’ project has released its new publication ‘Natura 2000 Network Handbook for journalists’ in digital form, in Spanish and English versions.
- EU Biodiversity Strategy mid-term review: successes at a local level, now action needs to be scaled up4 weeks 1 day ago
The Headline Target of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 is: Halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services in the EU by 2020, and restore them in so far as feasible, while stepping up the EU contribution to averting global biodiversity loss. Achieving this target would help to maintain and restore nature's capacity to clean the air and water, to pollinate crops and to limit the impacts of catastrophes such as flooding. The economic cost of not halting the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services by 2020 could add up to €50 billion per year.
- 4 weeks 1 day ago
The LIFE external monitoring team (NEEMO) has just published a thematic report entitled LIFE and Land Stewardship: Current status, challenges and opportunities.
**This event is part of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process**
The Alpine biogeographic region is especially rich in wildlife and wild nature, but it is as well an old cultural landscape formed by the influence of mankind and its livestock. Many habitats from the valley floors to the high mountains depend on management. The appropriate basic treatment of most habitats is generally known, but what about management needs beyond basics? Such as contrasting needs of focal species, managing mixed grassland-forest habitats, mosaic landscapes, dates of mowing, needs of variable management, etc.