ECNC Update, Vol. 24, N 6

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Volume 24, № 6 – Oktober 2017


Low Hanging Fruits in restoration and nature management

In 27 September, Eurosite and “Metsähallitus Parks and Wildlife Finland” organised a networking event of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process on ecologically justifiable Low Hanging Fruits in restoration and nature management during the Eurosite Annual Meeting 2017.

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Continued cooperation with Urk fishing community to benefit the seas

ECNC Group representatives recently visited the fishing village of Urk (the Netherlands) to speak with fishing community representatives about the ongoing cooperation in the framework of Healthy Seas.

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Recordings of webinar series ‘Natural capital and ecosystem services in research, policy and practice’ now available

Six webinars were held focusing on aspects of ecosystem services and natural capital explored by the OPERAs project in September. You can now view the recordings online:

  1. How to link ecosystem services knowledge, tools and practice? >>
  2. How is ecosystem services included in policy? >>
  3. How do you include non monetary values in decision making? >>
  4. How do you take into account trade-offs between ecosystem services in land management decision making? >>
  5. What should the EU consider to move towards No Net Loss (NNL)? >>
  6. How to engage citizens in applying the ecosystem services approach? >>

ThinkNature Platform to be launched on 25 October 2017

логотип_1 In 25 October 2017, the ThinkNature Platform will be officially launched during the conference ‘Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use’ (24-26 October 2017), organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn.

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Nature-based solutions photo competition

ThinkNature, of which Oppla is a partner, invites photographers from all over the world to join the NBS Photo Competition.

The winner will receive a GoPro Hero 5 Black or 500 euro in photo accessories (bodies, lenses, etc.). The best photos will be exhibited on 24 & 25 May in Barcelona, Spain.

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Second Mediterranean Natura 2000 Seminar

14-16 November 2017, Limassol, Cyprus

From 14 to16 November 2017, the Seminar will provide an opportunity for Natura 2000 experts across the Mediterranean region to discuss the forms of joint actions and concrete areas of cooperation which can be developed to optimise the contribution of Natura 2000 to achieving the Favourable Conservation Status of Mediterranean habitats and species of Community importance.

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Towards a shared ecological rationale for more integrated implementation of the Nature and Water Directives

15-17 November 2017, Sarród, Hungary

This meeting is to bring together the specialists to share their experiences on the ecological and technical consistency of implementing the Nature Directives, to share approaches for integrated decision-making by using case studies. Participants will work on principles for ecologically-based decision-making under the Nature and Water Directives.

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Nationaal Leisurecongres Loon op Zand ‘1001 verhalen’- De kracht van duurzaam toerisme

23 November 2017, Loon op Zand, the Netherlands

ECNC is one of several partners assisting the municipality of Loon op Zand (the Netherlands) in the organization of the national leisure conference: 1001 stories – the power of sustainable tourism.

The three main themes are:

  • Sustainable tourism and branding
  • Agritourism and vacant agricultural buildings
  • Food and regional produce.

Please note: the conference language is Dutch.

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