On 4 December 2019 the European Environment Agency (EEA) has published their regular annual ‘State of the Environment’ report. The main message of the report is that Europe will not achieve its 2030 goals without urgent action during the next 10 years to address the alarming rate of biodiversity loss, increasing impacts of climate change…

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On 13 November Eurosite attended the “Workshop on conservation measures that benefit pollinators applied under the Nature Directives in Natura 2000 sites” organised by IUCN and hosted by the European Commission DG Environment. On this occasion it was announced that the EC is finalising action plans for two habitat types: 4030 European dry heaths and…

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The use of remote sensing techniques and spatial analysis tools are among the fastest growing fields in nature conservation planning and management. Access to free high-quality spatial data is improving day by day (e.g. thanks to the EU Copernicus earth observation and monitoring programme). Moreover, the availability of low-price and easy-to-use mapping equipment and open…

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From 7 to 10 October Eurosite attended the annual workshop of the Farmer’s Pride Project which was hosted by one of the project partners: Hellenic Agricultural Organisation – DEMETER. On the beautiful Island of Santorini in Greece, the workshop gathered some 60 participants all over Europe, bringing together the project partners, Farmer’s Pride Ambassadors, External…

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Following up on the success of last year’s Natural Climate Buffers Study Tour in The Netherlands, kindly hosted by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Eurosite has organised the 2nd Natural Climate Buffers Study Tour to Scotland from 1-3 October 2019. The event was attended by 20 participants from 8 European countries. During the very exciting 3…

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On September 27th and 28th 2019 Eurosite, as a project partner in charge of the international networking and dissemination, attended the second Care-Peat meeting in Dublin, Ireland. Following a productive project meeting Care-Peat welcomed a public meeting in the afternoon of September 27th. This open session, began with a welcome from Irish project partner Terry…

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European Habitats Forum, including Eurosite as its member, has sent today a letter to the European Commission explaining our joint position on the importance of EU LIFE Programme in the next Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF). This letter underlines the importance of the EU LIFE Programme as the only financial instrument under the EU budget wholly…

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