European Natura 2000 Award
The European Natura 2000 Citizens' Award was launched by the European Commission as part of the Natura 2000 Award initiative. The Citizens' Award is awarded each year to the finalist application that receives the most votes from the public.
In 2015, over 24,900 citizens voted for the 23 finalists and the winner was announced at the Award Ceremony in Brussels on 21 May 2015:
Natura 2000 Day - This high profile and innovative project has captured the public’s imagination though its creation of the "European Natura 2000 Day". Since 2013, it has also reached out to an estimated 3 million social network accounts with photographs of its “butterfly hands” gesture, which is dedicated to the conservation of a particular Natura 2000 site in Europe each year.
Congratulations to them for their success, and thank you to everyone who voted!