NatureScot is Scotland’s nature agency with 30 years’ experience advising the Scottish Government. Formally Scottish Natural Heritage, the organisation rebranded to NatureScot in August 2020. The organisation works to enhance Scotland’s natural environment and inspire the people of Scotland to care more about it. The NatureScot brand will help position the organisation at the forefront…

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Dutch and UK national conservation organisations have been working closely together on a new approach to the management of conservation sites. On 7 and 8 June 2017, Eurosite members Natuurmonumenten, Staatsbosbeheer and Natural England welcome participants at their Eurosite workshop: “One Site, One Plan. Integrated Conservation Management.” in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. This workshop offers the…

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Green Week is Europe’s biggest annual conference on environment policy that brings together participants from different fields from government and industry to non-governmental organisations, academia and the media. The EU Green Week is an event that is based on a unique exchange of ideas and best practices. It also provides you with the opportunity to show…

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One million signatures to stop land take and soil degradation: this is the minimum target of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) ‘People4soil’, launched 22 September in Turin. A European Citizens’ Initiative is a formal request to the European Commission to propose a legislation on soil protection. The citizens’ initiative has to be backed by at…

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Natural England is their government’s adviser for the natural environment, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy. Staff are involved in wide-ranging work, from managing England’s 140 National Nature Reserves and designating National Parks, to working with farmers on agri-environment agreements and issuing licences to protect species like the great crested…

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The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is organising a European Information Day to meet all Brussels based stakeholders and interested parties and explain the “all you need to know” to prepare and submit a successful LIFE proposal. The event will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on 17 June 2016 and registration is…

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The Migratory Birds for People programme consists of 23 partner wetland education centres across Europe and West Africa, forming a network that follows the flight path of many migratory wetland birds species. The MBP Friends of Eurosite are working together to promote awareness raising and conservation of these birds and their habitats. They have recently…

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A new organisational licence for Woking Borough Council, in Surrey, will enable a long-term approach to the conservation of newts, ensuring efforts are focused on newt populations and habitat that will bring the greatest benefits to the species. It will also simplify the licensing process for developers where newts are present, saving them time and…

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Every day, thousands of Europeans invest time, energy and knowledge in protecting nature. The European Commission is recognizing these achievements through the Natura 2000 Awards for outstanding services in management and conservation of the EU’s network of protected areas.

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Eftec, in association with enetjärn, ECNC, CEEweb and the University of Antwerp, is carrying out a study for the European Commission’s DG Environment called “Technical support in relation to the promotion of restoration in the context of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020”. The EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 foresees (Target 2) that restoration of…

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