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  • Each year the best LIFE projects are recognised at an award ceremony. This year's event promises to be a little different as — for the first time ever — it will include two LIFE Community Awards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Every six years the Member States submit assessments on the conservation statues of species and habitats protected under the EU Nature Directives, and a report, ‘The State of Nature in the EU’, has now been published, drawing on these assessments for the period 2007-2012.
  • The INTERREG MED Programme 2014-2020 is hosting a Kick-Off event on 23 June 2015 in Marseilles. The event will introduce potential applicants to the new programme's architecture and thematic priorities, as well as the expectations for future projects.
  • L'objectif de cet ouvrage est de réussir une manifestation sur la voie du développement durable. Il s'adresse principalement aux organisateurs de manifestation de toute taille et aux élus, professionnels, bénévoles et étudiants. L'analyse est complétée par un certain nombre d'outils, de cas pratiques et de recommandations.
  • Doctors prescribe fewer antidepressants in urban areas with more trees on the street, according to recent UK research. The study examined the link between mental health and wellbeing and the presence of trees in London neighbourhoods.
  • FEDENATURs annual conference will deal with the issue of "Ecosystems Services supported by Periurban Natural Spaces" and will take place from 17th to 19th June 2015 in Milano.

    In order participate in the event, please download the registration form and email the fulfilled document to: teresa.pastor @ fedenatur.org
  • The two main pieces of EU nature legislation, 1979's Directive on the conservation of wild birds (Birds Directive) and 1992's Directive on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (Habitats Directive) are currently being evaluated by the European Commission.
  • Call for abstracts! deadline 1st May 2015

    Free Registration 
     
    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).
  • More than 300 participants from all over Europe will gather for the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” conference, taking place in Hainburg/Donau-Auen National Park, Austria from 28-31 May 2015.
  • Conference co-organised by the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in cooperation with the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development and the Urban Intergroup at the European Parliament - Tuesday 5 May 2015
  • On 21-22 May the Council of Europe will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the European Diploma for Protected Areas and the International Day for Biological Diversity through the international Workshop on “Protected Areas in Europe: the next 50 years”.
  • Wiki Loves Earth is an annual international photo contest of the natural monuments, where participants picture protected areas and upload their photos to Wikimedia Commons.
  • The online seminar "Constructed wetlands: working with water for biodiversity" consists of a series of 12 videos registered by renowned international experts dealing with different areas of constructed wetlands management (water, biodiversity, birds, overall management). All videos are available in English and Spanish (subtitles).
  • Ecosystem Services come to Town: The 2015 European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference, taking place on 23th and 24th november 2015 in Vienna, will bring together Europe's leading policy makers, urban planners, developers, contractors, city architects, builders, manufacturers, community groups, utility companies and NGOs.

  • L’11e 12 giugno si svolgerà a Trezzo sull’Adda, alle porte di Milano, nella sala-congressi della centrale Enel ‘Taccani’, l’8° congresso nazionale di Federparchi – Europarc Italia. L’evento è inserito nel cartellone dell’International Parks Festival (calendarizzato nei giorni 10, 11, 12, 13 e 14 giugno), a margine di Expo 2015.
  • The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) is a world class annual event which, since 1980, is held at different venues throughout Europe.
  • The "Call for papers" of the International Symposium is now open!
  • Under the title "Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services: Trends in ecosystems and ecosystem services in the European Union between 2000 and 2010", the European Commission published recently a report analysing the evolution of ecosystem services in Europe during the first decade of the millenium.
  • Imagine a day when all Parks and Protected Areas come together across Europe, celebrate their successes and declare the value and benefits of Europe’s Protected Areas to communities, decision makers and the wider public: Well it is EUROPARC’s European Day of Parks!
  • Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in oceans, beaches, forests and elsewhere in nature. The primary causes are our societies’ unsustainable production and consumption patterns, poor waste management strategies and the lack of awareness of the population. In order to reduce littering in nature and to give visibility to the issue, the EWWR (European Week for Waste Reduction) coordinates a Europe-wide annual clean-up day.
  • The European Commission launched an online consultation on the role of research in global food and nutrition security. The aim of the consultation is to gather the views of stakeholders, citizens and the scientific community on the role that research has to play in tackling the challenges associated with ensuring food and nutrition security.
  • Together with the European Commission and under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, ALTER-Net is pleased to host an international conference on Nature-Based Solutions. Relevant to research in many disciplines and communities, to EU policies and to practitioners, 'Nature and Urban Wellbeing' offers rich possibilities to share, learn and connect. Read more...
  • 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.
  • 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.