The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2021–2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (Resolution adopted on 1 March 2019, https://undocs.org/A/RES/73/284). The UN Decade positions the restoration of ecosystems as a major nature-based solution towards meeting a wide range of global development goals and national priorities. The leading organisations supporting the implementation of the Decade…

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Since 1989, the Eurosite Twinning Programme has been providing a unique opportunity to create a real network of partners working actively and collectively for nature conservation on the European level. Eurosite’s 30 years of experience in Twinning and the involvement of dedicated (inter)national partners provide a solid basis for a successful collaboration with the aim…

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On Wednesday 3 June 2020, Wetlands International – Europe, the Greifswald Mire Centre and the National University of Ireland – Galway are co-organising a webinar on peatlands in the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Fully functional and healthy wetlands are the most effective long-term carbon store and sink on the planet. The drainage of peatlands…

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Eurosite’s rapidly growing Remote Sensing Support Group decided to change their meeting structure to allow for closer cooperation within the group and to improve the flow of ideas and experience between the remote sensing experts and practitioners. According to the new structure, discussed at the online meeting on 26 March, the group will meet every…

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MedPAN, the network for Marine Protected Areas managers in the Mediterranean, has launched three calls for consultants. Call for expression of interest to redesign the MedPAN website This call was launched to attract web agencies that would like to participate in a call for tender for the new MedPAN website. Expressions of interest can be…

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On 13 May 2020, the International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) and the European Land Conservation Network (ELCN) organised a webinar on using EU LIFE funding for private land conservation. The webinar attracted 191 attendees and provided a useful resource for private landowners and conservationists working together with private landowners in their preparations for a LIFE project proposal. The webinar started…

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The Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Initiative (based at the University of Oxford) is hosting a series of Digital Dialogues on NbS that will serve as a primer to the NbS Solutions Conference, now set for July 2021. The Digital Dialogues series will provide six 90-minute sessions spread out over three days. During these session, the four…

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By Eurosite member the Dutch Montagu’s Harrier Foundation The weather forecast looked promising for Saturday May 9th 2020, World Migratory Bird Day. This was good news for the Dutch Montagu’s Harrier Foundation since harriers are easier to find when on the wing. If rain clouds fill the sky with their dreariness it always seems to…

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Pollinators present an important and diverse group of animals accross our planet. While many people immediately think of insects – which do represent the largest group of pollinators, animals such as birds, lemurs, bats and other small mammals can also be pollinators. They are basically any animal that moves pollen grains within a plant, or…

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