3rd Natural Climate Buffers Study Tour learnings

Climate challenges pose substantial challenges that vastly exceed our ability to adapt using purely technical solutions.Fortunately, nature also offers Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for climate change challenges. Wetlands, for example, provide these ‘Natural Climate Buffers’ (NCBs) for free and on a huge scale. Thus, the importance of wetlands in Europe is now more apparent than ever. Protecting and restoring these areas, which…

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Save the date: Nature means business

Save the Date: The Eurosite Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation Working Group (ABCWG) is holding a webinar ‘Nature Means Business’  on Friday May 13, from 10.00 to 11.30 am CET.   ‘Nature Means Business’ is about how working with nature, instead of against it, is good for the profitability of farm business.  Against the backdrop of the current price explosions for fuel and fertilisers,…

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Delay of the EU Nature Restoration Law

As part of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030, the EU Nature Restoration Law was planned to be published on 23 March 2022. However, the European Commission postponed its publication without setting a new date. Together with approximately 150 other European NGOs, Eurosite co-signed a letter to the European Commission calling to set a new…

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Ukraine urgently needs our help!

Blue and yellow: the colours of EuropeBlue and yellow: the colours of EurositeBlue and yellow: the colours of the Ukrainian flag As we are shocked and saddened about Putin’s invasion in Ukraine, we are trying to do what we can to help the Ukrainian people. Over the last days, we have been in close contact…

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LIFE MULTIPEAT kick-off

We are proud to present the LIFE MULTI PEAT project that held it’s official kick-off meetings on 25 and 26 January! This new LIFE project with partners from 5 EU countries (Poland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Ireland) aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to recover the optimal conditions to restart their sequestering functions. All of this is done under the precondition of overcoming obstacles…

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Joining forces on visitor management: call for interest

Natural areas are a highly appreciated destination for a variety of recreational activities. Some of these are harmless to their surroundings but others have an environmental impact and are disturbing nature. Activities can cause noise pollution and create pressure on the area and its fragile biodiversity. All in all, more than enough reasons for site managers to define strategies and take measures for sustainably hosting visitors…

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NADEG meeting on Private Land Conservation

On 19 January, Eurosite-ELCN co-hosted a meeting of the European Commission’s “Expert Group on the Nature Directives” (NADEG) on Tools and Incentives for Private Land Conservation. Traditionally, NADEG has coordinated the implementation of the EU’s core nature conservation legislation: the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (“the Nature Directives”). Lately, NADEG has expanded its scope and addressed the implementation of EU biodiversity policy more broadly. It is now…

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Carbon credits and ecosystem services

A new white paper on Carbon Credits and Ecosystem Services jointly launched by the EU Carbon-Connects & Care-Peat projects at the A3CA webinar ‘Sustainable Farming for Peatlands’, has found that with the right framework in place it should be possible to finance the restoration of damaged peatlands, significantly reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions and provide a good living for farmers all at the…

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Management Planning survey

In 2019 at the Eurosite Anniversary Annual Meeting in Italy, the Eurosite Management Planning Expert Group (EMPEG) launched an online Management Planning Toolkit. The Toolkit is designed to support natural site managers in the creation and evaluation of their management plans. Similar to management plans, the Toolkit is continuously updated and further developed. To ensure…

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