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European Natura 2000 Award

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European Natura 2000 Award deadline extended by two weeks!

Share your success story on Natura 2000 and submit your application until 15 December 2015!

The 2016 edition of the Natura 2000 Award is open, and the deadline has been extended. You can submit your application between now and midnight on 15 December 2015.


You can find out all you need to know about applying for this exciting European initiative on this website: why to apply, how to apply, how applications are assessed, and by whom, summaries of the 2016 applications, how to vote for your favourite finalist, and much more.

2014 and 2015 Editions

The first two years of the Natura 2000 Award have highlighted the astonishing array of initiatives and dedication on Natura 2000 management and promotion taking place right across Europe.  Visit the winning sites from 2014 and 2015 and find out more about their impressive achievements in the five categories (Conservation, Communication, Reconciling interests/perceptions, Socio-economic benefits, and Cross-border cooperation and networking - as well as the 2015 Citizens' Award), including updated information about their latest activities and how winning the Award has benefited their work. 

The Natura 2000 Award

The European Commission launched the Natura 2000 Award to celebrate and promote best practices for nature conservation in Europe. The Award aims to bring the success of the Natura 2000 network to the public’s attention and to demonstrate its importance for protecting biodiversity across Europe. The initiative rewards excellence in the management and promotion of the network and its objectives.

Natura 2000 works to assure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats, and is the centrepiece of the EU's nature and biodiversity policy