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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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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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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Global Peat Press Project

The Global Peat Press Project (GP3) campaign brings together international partners to highlight the importance of peatlands as vulnerable but valuable ecosystems. It is a coordinated media campaign from Eurosite member North Pennines AONB Partnership to promote the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) and toward the UNFCCC COP 26through the work of organisations throughout Europe and beyond. Through the campaign we wish to demonstrate to the world the role peatlands play in the fight against…

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Connecting Competence in Conservation: Eurosite Strategy 2021-2025

The strategy describes Eurosite’s priorities for the next five years. It lays out the four central objectives for the development of our network – REACH, RELEVANCE, RESILIENCE and RECOGNITION – and identifies, for each of these objectives, the activities necessary for their implementation. It also provides measurable indicators for the input, output, outcome and impact of these activities, enabling you – and us – to assess how successful we have been…

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New Eurosite working group on biodiversity conservation and agriculture

Various Eurosite members expressed the need for a place to exchange knowledge and experience on biodiversity conservation in relation to agriculture. Therefore, at its most recent Board meeting, the Eurosite Board agreed with establishing such a working group, because biodiversity on farmland and nature-inclusive agricultural business models are becoming more and more relevant topics in…

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Looking back on the Eurosite Annual Meeting 2020 ‘Zooming’ in on European natural site management — from plan to action

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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Turkey’s Natural Values Photo exhibition opens in Tilburg

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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