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EU Natura 2000 Award 2018: Call opens for top conservation initiatives

15 May 2017

Today, on the occasion of the establishment of the European Natura 2000 day the European Commission launched the 2018 edition of the EU Natura 2000 Award. The Award, now in its fourth year, honours leading nature conservation achievements connected to Europe’s Natura 2000 Network of protected areas. [more]

Local Event 2016 winner Reconciling interests/ perceptions category, Belgium

19 May 2017

European Commission officials attended a local event for the winner of the Reconciling interests/ perceptions Award. The IFE-Elia-RTE project has been working across Belgium and France to restore biodiversity under high-voltage lines using innovative solutions to combine electrical safety of the powerlines network with biodiversity. To celebrate this Award, the project organised this special event around the inauguration of their first viewpoint dedicated to wildlife observation. [more]

Local Event 2016 winner Communications category, Latvia

1 July 2016

European Commission officials attended one of the Dabas Koncertzāle (Nature Concerthall Association), winner of the 2016 Communication category open-air concerts. 10,000 participants attended the event at Zalenieku Manor House in the Jelgava district and learned about the importance of Natura 2000 and how to conserve the common brown long-eared bat, Plecotus auritus, which was the focus of this year’s event. [more]

Local Event 2016 winner Socio-economic benefits category in Bulgaria

October 2016

The local event for the “For the Balkans and the People” was organised as part of a six-day event including numerous activities on the theme of the socio-economic benefits of nature, held from 30 September to 5 October 2016. The festivities started with “Green Days” (30 September – 2 October 2016), a festival in the centre of Sofia which presents a great variety of traditional farm products. [more].

Local Award 2016 winner Conservation category, UK

15 December 2016

The local event for the United Utilities/RSPB Dove Stone partnership: For people, water and wildlife, was held in Greenfield. It was organised by the RSPB and aimed at celebrating the Natura 2000 Award with the local community and especially at thanking the project volunteers. [more]

Winners of the 2016 Natura 2000 Award announced

24 May 2016

EU Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the third edition of the Natura 2000 Awards. The six winners include projects from Bulgaria, Latvia, Spain, the United Kingdom and cross-border projects from Belgium and France as well as Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland and Norway. [more]