On 30 June in the Netherlands the first approved carbon certificates for CO2 reduction projects in peatland were given to a farmer who is rewetting 32 ha peat meadow. From now on carbon certificates for peat rewetting are available for the Dutch voluntary market. These certificates are issued by the Dutch National carbon market.  Active lowering of…

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Good news from Greek Eurosite member Thermaikos Gulf Protected Areas Management Authority!  This year’s nesting bird counts in the Axios Delta colony brought wonderful news concerning the pygmy cormorant, an SPA trigger species for the Axios Delta protected area: the nests of the species almost doubled from 184 last year to 308! In contrast to its…

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Tilburg, The Netherlands – (20 May 2020): Today, during the Biodiversity Week, Eurosite – the European Land Conservation Network announced it is joining the Global Coalition for Biodiversity of the European Commission. In doing so, Eurosite, representing natural site managers from across Europe, underlines the importance of international cooperation towards protecting Europe’s precious biodiversity and habitats.  Ahead of…

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That is the outcome of a first study of the University of Antwerpen (Belgium) with approximately 13,000 Flemish participants on the influence of nature on people’s well-being. The study was organised by the University of Antwerpen and INBO in cooperation with Eurosite member Natuurpunt and CM and shows that 80% of respondents feel more fit,…

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The report that the Bulgarian government has sent to Brussels regarding the EU’s Natura 2000 nature protection project is an “outright fake” claims the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN), hereby confirming EURACTIV Bulgaria’s earlier findings. From EURACTIV: “A €9-million leva (4.5 million euro) on the state of species and natural habitats in Bulgaria, paid for…

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The European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD) has completed the assessments of conservation status per biogeographical region of species and habitats listed on the Annexes of the Birds and Habitats Directives. These assessments were made based on the reporting obligation by the EU Member States according to the Article 17 of the Habitats Directive…

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