Nature can provide answers to many societal and environmental challenges the European Union faces today. Citizens from different sectors will share their personal experiences about living and working in Natura 2000 sites during our “How can People and the Economy benefit from Nature? Stories from Citizens” conference in Brussels on June 7th 2017. We will…

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Following the evaluation of the Birds and Habitats Directives, the European Commission has adopted the Action Plan for nature, people and the economy to improve their implementation and boost their contribution towards reaching the EU’s biodiversity targets for 2020. The Action Plan focuses on four priority areas and comprises 15 actions to be carried out…

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The LIFE programme has launched its 2017 call for proposals, underlining its commitment to supporting projects that protect the environment and tackle the impact of climate change. The total budget for project action grants in this year’s call is over €373 million. Of this, over €290 million is foreseen for the sub-programme for Environment and…

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Eurosite evolved out of the European Natural Sites Twinning Programme, which linked 33 sites across Europe since 1987. Two years later, in 1989, the Eurosite network was born. From 2017 to 2019, we commemorate 30 years of twinning and celebrate our 30th anniversary. Obviously, we want to celebrate milestones together with our members. Therefore we…

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Established in 1989, Eurosite evolved out of the European Natural Sites Twinning Programme, which linked 33 sites across Europe since 1987. To commemorate 30 years of twinning and celebrate our activities in this field, we have proclaimed 2017 as the Eurosite Year of Twinning. This year we will publish the Eurosite Twinning Framework, have several…

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Given the clear complementary aims of Eurosite and CEEweb for Biodiversity, particularly regarding the exchange of knowledge and experience, geographic coverage, and a number of common themes addressed by the two networks, both organisations decided to formalise their working relationship. We are very happy to announce that CEEweb officially became a ‘Friend of Eurosite’ meaning…

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The ocean and seas provide important benefits to people, including food, oxygen, economic opportunities, recreation, and cultural value. Marine and coastal protected areas (MCPAs) can be a powerful tool to protect, and possibly restore, the ability of ecosystems to provide these benefits. Sharing ideas and good practices is part of an MCPA manager’s everyday life.…

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Over a quarter of European grasshopper, cricket and bush cricket species are being driven to extinction by unsustainable agricultural practices and the growing frequency of wildfires in Europe, a new IUCN report has found. The European Red List of Grasshoppers, Crickets and Bush crickets, published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), assesses,…

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Together with CEEweb for Biodiversity and representing both of our organisations’ members, we sent a letter to the European Commission where we stated our comments on the proposed Action Plan for better implementation of Natura 2000. The fitness check results concluded that the directives are fit for purpose and that they work best where well…

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