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Eurosite Anniversary Annual Meeting – New approaches to nature conservation and securing resources

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In 1989 in the EU nature management sector, a need was felt to create a network for natural site managers in the EU – a place where both the people in the field and policy makers would feel at home, and a place that would facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience, a place to network. Those needs led to the birth of the Eurosite network: a home for suits and muddy boots.

Since then, 30 years have passed in which Eurosite has made an impact on many. To mark such an important milestone, we cordially invite you to help us celebrate during the Anniversary Annual Meeting, hosted by our member WWF Oasi from 5-7 November 2019 in Monticiano, Italy (Advised travel dates 4 & 8 November).

The event is open to members and non-members. The business meetings (Board, Council, AGM) are for members only.
Please find the terms and conditions for participation here.

Background

Biodiversity across Europe is still declining, and climate change is an increasing problem. Natura 2000, while comprising over 27,000 sites and over 18% of European territory, requires a collective effort for efficient management. Cross-sectoral and cross-border collaboration will be more important than ever before. Therefore, the conference will focus on various (and new) approaches to nature conservation, including new approaches to securing resources. Topics range from management planning to peatland conservation, and from to engaging civil society to urban green infrastructure and ecosystem services.

Additionally, participants can choose to take part in workshops on management planning, peatland restoration and/or financing mechanisms for conservation.

On the final day participants have the opportunity to enjoy a field trip to the beautiful Orbetello natural reserve.

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