E-BIND workshop ‘Evidence-based improvements in the Birds and Habitats Directives (BHD) implementation’. The REFIT of the Nature Directives in 2016 showed that the engagement of the scientific community in the design and development of the EU’s policy is not sufficient to provide the necessary knowledge, information and data to improve the implementation of the Nature Directives…

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Together with other European NGOs and with our member the Naturschutzbund (NABU) Deutschland taking the lead, an open letter was sent to the European Parliament, the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development and the CAP rapporteurs today, calling on them to ensure the transparency of…

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Under the umbrella of the European Habitats Forum Eurosite signed on to a position paper that was sent to the European Commission two weeks ago. Habitats across Europe are not in good health and ecosystem degradation is a major issue across the EU. Habitat fragmentation, loss and degradation as a result of land and sea use…

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Connecting digitally for Europe’s natureThere is a first for everything: this year, in which we needed to adapt to new and different circumstances, the Eurosite Annual Meeting was organised in an online setting for the very first time. The event was divided into four morning sessions from 2 to 5 November 2020.  Eurosite’s working groups played a…

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The European Habitats Forum (EHF) assembles leading European nature conservation organisations to provide advice on the implementation and future development of EU biodiversity policy, including improving integration into sectoral policies. Before its most recent meeting with DG Environment on 16 October, a position paper was sent to DG Environment on the nature protection commitments in the new…

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Managing increasing flood risks is a critical challenge for EU Member States, and water management is a key priority. One strategy to deal with emerging water pressure is the creation of water retention areas. However, widespread water and sediment pollution poses a serious obstacle to the creation of retention areas, since pollution would spread even…

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The Eurosite Economics and Ecosystem Services Working Group (EESWG) requests your help in gathering some data regarding the awareness on the concept of ecosystem services and their value: Ecosystem services are all the products and services from nature that are or can be used by humans. They are indispensable for human life on Earth – they…

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The Nature Conservation Centre in Turkey (DKM) and Eurosite – the European Land Conservation Network are organising a photo exhibition, named Turkey’s Natural Values in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The exhibition is organised within the “Nature and Cities Project” to have a short journey to Turkey’s unique nature. The exhibition consists of 58 different photographs from 22 different photographers. The exhibition offers visitors an insight…

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The European Habitats Forum (EHF) assembles leading European nature conservation organisations to provide advice on the implementation and future development of EU biodiversity policy, including improving integration into sectoral policies. Eurosite, as part of the EHF has recently cosigned a paper on the nature protection commitments in the new Biodiversity Strategy to 2030. The paper welcomes the…

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The book “Ecosystem Services as a City Planning Tool: The Case of Çankaya District” prepared within the scope of the Nature and Cities Project carried out by project partner and Turkish Eurosite member the Nature Conservation Center (DKM) was published. It emphasizes the importance of urban spatial planning taking into account nature-based solutions and ecosystem…

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