5th Natura 2000 monitoring workshop

Save the date for the 5th Natura 2000 monitoring workshop – Minimising the effects of observer variation by integrating field data and data from new technologies. The workshop will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from 19-21 October 2021 and will also serve as a Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process networking event. Please keep an eye on this…

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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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Save the date: 3rd Natural Climate Buffers Study Tour

After two successful previous editions of the Natural Climate Buffer Study Tours in the Netherlands in 2018 and Scotland in 2019, we are happy to announce that a third edition is planned for 27-29 September 2021, kindly hosted by the Community Wetland Forum in Ireland. (Disclaimer: subject to Covid restrictions). Please keep an eye on…

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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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Eurosite-related initiative nominated for Natura 2000 Award!

On 2 June 2020, the European Commission presented this year’s Natura 2000 Award finalists. We are happy to announce that the application “Reinforcing the roles of remote sensing in Natura 2000 monitoring“, an application closely related to Eurosite, has been selected as one of the finalists. A message by the finalist: Dear Colleague We are…

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