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The 2020 Natura 2000 Award is underway

The 2020 edition of the Natura 2000 Award was launched on 21 May 2019. and tThe finalists have now been announced and the winners of the five category awards and the Citizens' Award will be announced at the Award Ceremony in Brussels on 14 October 2020.

2020 finalists

The 27 finalists have been announced! The 2020 finalists represent the efforts of Natura 2000 site managers across the EU. They include applications from 14 EU Member States and the United Kingdom, submitted by local and international NGOs, universities, municipalities, national administrations …. And they cover an array of issues from both marine and terrestrial Natura 2000 sites: from bogs, bats and large carnivores, grasslands, dive sites and coastal zones, to marine inventories, films and wildlife friendly transport. The diversity and the quality of the work is inspiring.

All 27 finalists are being considered by the high-level Jury for one of the five category Awards (Conservation, Socio-Economic Benefits, Communication, Reconciling Interests / Perceptions, and Cross-Border Cooperation and Networking).

Now is also your chance to vote for your favourite finalist. The finalists receiving the most public votes will be awarded the coveted Citizens' Award. Discover all the applications now - maybe there is one near you? Vote now!

The winners of the five category awards and the Citizens' Award will be announced at the Natura 2000 Award Ceremony.

2020 applications

Seventy-nine applications were received under the 2020 edition of the Award from across the EU. Dip in and discover a wealth of activities from marine and terrestrial Natura 2000 sites, targeting a wide range of habitats and species, and using best practices and innovative approaches.

Summaries and photos for all of the applications submitted under the 2020 edition of the Natura 2000 Award can be found here. Have a look and find out about activities near you and across the EU.

Previous editions

You can find information on the previous editions of the Award here: