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Natura 2000 Award 2020

Find out all about the 2020 edition of the Natura 2000 Award.

From this page you can access information on the 2020 Award: the applications, the finalists and of course the six winners, as well as the exciting Award Ceremony.

2020 Award winners

The European Commission is proud to announce this editions worthy winners:

The winner of the 2020 Conservation Award:

“Using underwater inventories for the conservation of marine areas in Finland” led by the Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).

The winner of the 2020 Communication Award:

Eau la la!!! Eco-tips for sea and shore!” implemented by Lannion-Trégor Communauté, Guingamp-Paimpol Agglomération and PETR du Pays de Guingamp.

The winner of the 2020 Socio-economic benefits Award:

Pro-Biodiversidad: shepherds as biodiversity conservators in Natura 2000”, Spain, led by the Fundación para la Conservación del Quebrantahuesos.

The winner of the 2020 Reconciling interests / perceptions Award:

"Ten keys to co-ownership for nature projects”, implemented in Belgium by the Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos, De Vlaamse Waterweg, Gemeente Kruibeke and vzw Kruibeeks Natuurbehoud.

The winner of the 2020 Cross-border cooperation and Networking Award:

"Joint efforts for safe and wildlife-friendly transportation networks in the Carpathians” led by the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, with partners in Romania, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

And the winner of the 2020 European Citizens’ Award, voted for by the public:

Partnership for protection of Bulgarian old-growth forests in Natura 2000”, led by the Executive Forest Agency (EFA), the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Bulgaria, WWF Bulgaria, the Association of Parks in Bulgaria and the Balkani Wildlife Society.