The Eurosite Secretariat is looking for a Director and a Project Officer to join the team in Tilburg, the Netherlands. If you are interested, please send your CV and motivation letter to info@eurosite.org by 30 August 2020. Currently we are looking for a Project Officer to contribute to many of our tasks as part of…

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Well managed and healthy peatlands provide one of the most important opportunities to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Therefore, in these times of climate crisis, peatland’s potential to provide a long-term store and sink for carbon should be utilised as much as possible. Unfortunately, European policies and national policies have failed to protect peatlands,…

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Good news for Europe’s natural heritage, the latest calls for “traditional” LIFE environment projects has resulted in over 1500 concept notes from across the EU. Together, the projects cover about €2.8 billion in co-financing and €5.1 billion in totall to protect nature and the environment. The submissions present a new historical record, showing the increasing…

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MedPAN has organised a survey throughout their network on the impacts of lockdown on Mediterranean MPAs. The results of this survey illustrate similarities when it comes to the impact of lockdown on MMPAs. 35 members or partners of the MedPAN network have taken part in the survey. They have provided answers to questions about monitoring…

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On 23 July 2020, IUCN launched the first ever Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in a high-level virtual event. Nature-based solutions are interventions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural and modified ecosystems in ways that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, to provide both human well-being and biodiversity benefits (IUCN, 2020). Such actions…

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Rewilding is an increasingly used management intervention for natural sites and it is getting more and more attention in the media. This month two interesting articles were published in The Guardian: “Landscape of fear: what a mass of rotting reindeer carcasses taught scientists” and “Wild bison to return to UK for first time in 6,000…

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Eurosite member Natuurmonumenten (Dutch Society for Nature Conservation) is restoring one of the largest freshwater lakes in Western Europe by construcing islands, marshes and mud flats from the sediments that have accumulated in the lake in recent decades. This area, called the “Marker Wadden”, will form a unique ecosystem that will boost biodiversity in the…

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Eurosite member Tour du Valat, a research institute based in the Camargue,is looking for a volunteer ambassador for the Observatory of Mediterranean Wetlands to help the institute’s mission to conserve Mediterranean wetlands. As an ambassador you will help to spread the message about the importance and value these wetlands fulfil. The ambassador will participate in…

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The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) in Portugal is conducting research on the management of lakes. For this research they aim to get an understanding of global lake manager’s perspectives on the role of science in management and their experiences collaborating with scientists. The survey set up by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology in collaboration…

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Covid-19 influences all aspects of society, including the management of protected areas. It is important to take stock of such impacts and the measures that are being taken to address them. The IUCN World Commission for Protected Areas (WCPA) has put out a survey addressing these topics. The IUCN WCPA has created an online questionnaire…

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