• C'est en observant plus particulièrement les chenilles au moment de leur procession vers le sol pour enterrer les cocons, que l'idée est venue de les intercepter dans leur trajet sans aucun produit, de les faire descendre dans un sac empli de terre où elles iraient migrer pour se transformer et seraient prises au piège.
  • Le projet de loi-cadre sur la biodiversité, voté le 24 mars à l'Assemblée, prévoit de renforcer dans les règlements des plans locaux d'urbanisme la préservation des espaces de continuités écologiques, sans créer de nouveaux zonages au dam des ONG.
  • Call for abstracts! deadline 1st May 2015

    The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the monetary and non-monetary valuation of various ecosystem services provided by periurban parks (production of O2, CO2 storage, food production, health and well-being).
  • Nature-based solutions are understood as living solutions inspired by, continuously supported by and using nature, which are designed to address various societal challenges in a resource efficient and adaptable manner and to provide simultaneously economic, social and environmental benefits.
  • Each year the EUROPARC Federation, with support from the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S., awards three Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships to promising young conservationists, who are committed to working for the benefit of Protected Areas. The aim of the scholarships is to enhance international cooperation and to advance the quality, innovation and European dimension of Protected Area management.
  • Pollen season is a difficult time for many. In Europe, Ambrosia artemisiifolia L., a.k.a. common ragweed, could soon be adding to the plight of allergy sufferers, and many more people could develop symptoms. Climate change will enable this highly allergenic alien species to advance across the continent, say EU-funded researchers, who are calling for urgent action to keep the invader at bay.
  • Organised in the framework of the COST Action FP1204 « GreenInUrbs », this conference was mainly dedicated to the issue of green infrastructure and to the dimensions through which urban and periurban forests are linked to social aspects...
  • In Rome, five young have recently opened a store of products from the Italian parks. It's called Naturally Parks. Federparchi encourages the initiative of the company I-noor and provides information material on the system of Italian protected areas, which is distributed to customers with the products purchased.
  • The Nature Outlook on the future of nature in Europe provides alternative perspectives for 2050 on the desired state of nature and actions for civil society, companies and government from local to EU level to achieve the desired state. Perspectives: Connected nature, Cultural nature, Functional nature, Boxed nature...?
  • The next biodivERsA call, cofunded by the European Commission will cover the two following themes:
    Theme #1: Understanding and managing the biodiversity dynamics of soils and sediments to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services
    Theme #2: Understanding and managing biodiversity dynamics in land-, river- and sea-scapes (habitat connectivity, green and blue infrastructures, and naturing cities) to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services
    The call is planned to be launched in May 2015, with a closing date in early November 2015.
  • The new Open Call has now been published. Proposals can be submitted as of February 2015. The first Collection Date will be 24 March 2015.
  • Curso online organizado en el marco del proyecto Tejiendo Redes para la Custodia del Territorio en España.

    Duración: 30 horas
    Inicio: 13 de abril de 2015
    Precio: 12€ en concepto de gestión académica y certificación.
  • On Sunday May 3rd 2015, 10:00 the new Green Belt Center in Windhaag near Freistadt, Austria, will open its doors & diverse activities to everyone interested in the precious features along the Green Belt embedded in the lovely landscape of the Mühlviertel.
  • The theme of the 2015 International Day of Forests (IDF) is Forests | Climate | Change, chosen purposely to highlight the ways in which forests and climate change are linked, and to rally global support for greater action and change...
  • The 2015 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 3 to 5 June at The Egg Conference Centre, Rue Bara, in Brussels. The theme will be nature and biodiversity...
  • With the celebration of this Day, we want all European citizens discover the stunning riches of these sites, where nature and human go hand in hand. We want to convert the European Day of the Natura 2000 Network into the day in which all of us will make a gesture (symbolic or real) for our natural sites.
  • Registration starts now
    We now invite you to register for the conference Large Parks in Large Cities and at the same time to state your interest in presenting a paper or a poster on either a park or a scientific problem. Click the link Registration! ...
  • The European Year for Development 2015 is the year when the Millennium Development Goals expire and in which the international community agrees on the succeeding global framework. This year provides important opportunity to discuss issues for global solidarity and sustainability as well as engage and inform EU citizens.
  • 555Was your city not eligible to participate in the European Green Capital Awards? The European Commission has launched a new competition for smaller European cities with a strong commitment to environmental progress.
  • World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.
  • A conference on invasive alien species (IAS) will be held in the Lombardy region’s Palazzo Pirelli on Via Fabio Filzi, Milan, on 26 March 2015. The conference will focus on the final results of the LIFE project, EC SQUARE (or Rossoscoiattolo) (LIFE09 NAT/IT/00095), as well as similar projects dealing with management of IAS.
  • The Forest Thematic Report is intended to provide useful insights for EU decision- and policy-makers, to share lessons learned amongst project practitioners, to disseminate results more broadly, to showcase projects for future LIFE applicants, to account for spending of EU public funds and to raise awareness on new approaches.
  • City children who spend lots of time in green spaces, such as parks, and at the beach are less likely to have emotional and social difficulties, indicates new research from Barcelona. The study of over 2000 children supports theories that green and blue infrastructure have benefits for our health and wellbeing.
  • The 10th edition of Pesticide Action Week takes place from 20 – 30 March 2015, an annual event informing the public about the impacts of pesticides on health and the environment and to promote alternatives.
  • The first conference on metropolitan governance and territorial competition took place on 13th march 2015 in the Disseny Hub in Barcelona. Mayors of different European metropolitan areas, e.g. Barcelona, Oslo, Torino or Warsaw, gathered in order to debate on the issue of urban governance and to share their experiences.The event led to the signature of the declaration “European Metropolitan Authorities“...