Natura 2000 Award
The five winners of the first Natura 2000 Awards were announced at a ceremony in Brussels last night. Winners have been selected for each of the five categories: Conservation, Socio-Economic Benefits, Communication, Reconciling Interests/Perceptions, and Networking & Cross-Border Cooperation. All five winners received trophies from the European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potočnik, along with members of the award Jury.
BRUSSELS – A shortlist of 22 finalists for the inaugural Natura 2000 Award has been unveiled, reflecting the diversity and dedication of conservation efforts across Europe. The five winners – one from each Award category – will be announced at a high-profile ceremony in Brussels on 21 May. Registration for the event is now open, and members of the press are invited to attend.
The European Commission is launching a Natura 2000 Award to recognise excellence in best practices for nature conservation in Europe. If you are involved in activities related to Natura 2000, this could be your chance to shine.