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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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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Eurosite AGM 30 Years

Eurosite was founded in 1989, meaning that the network for European site managers already exists since 30 years! We would like to thank all of you who were there to celebrate this special moment with us in Monticiano, Italy. Also a special thanks goes to our wonderful host WWF Oasi who ensured a memorable event…

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From 9-11 April, approximately 50 participants gathered in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Spain, for the 4th Natura 2000 monitoring workshop. During this edition, the workshop focussed around the roles of new technologies and citizen science. Participants from 13 EU countries listened to presentations concerning remote sensing, drone data and other new technologies such as camera traps…

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Private land conservation, Natura 2000 and adaptive management plans, wetlands and climate change, the value of ecosystem services, nature-based solutions, crop wild relatives – all these topics were passed under review during last week’s ‘Europe’s biodiversity beyond 2020 – Tackling the challenges to achieve targets’ event. From 25-27 September, Eurosite held its Annual Meeting together…

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As the Fitness Check in 2016 has shown, 50% of natural sites do not have a proper management plan in place. Because management plans have the capacity to drastically improve the successful implementation of Natura 2000 and to contribute to better conservation, protection and restoration of natural sites overall, Eurosite decided to develop its current management planning guidance tools into a dynamic…

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Funded by the EU, Farmer’s Pride is building a collaborative network for in situ (on-site) conservation of Europe’s wild and cultivated plant diversity for food, nutrition and economic security. As part of the consortium, Eurosite invites you to participate in a short stakeholder survey, available in four languages (English, German, Italian, Spanish). To help establish…

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