European Natura 2000 Awards ceremony, with the participation of Karmenu Vella
On 21 May 2015, Karmenu Vella, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, participated at the European Natura 2000 Awards ceremony, in Brussels. This pan-European Award recognises excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and conservation achievements, showcasing the added value for local economies, and increasing public awareness of Europe's valuable natural heritage. The Natura 2000 network covers an enormous variety of different sites across the continent. It preserves and enhances Europe’s biodiversity, safeguarding it for future generations, and it provides a range of important benefits, helping nature to help us.