The 2018 edition of the European Natura 2000 Award, which honours leading nature conservation achievements, was launched on 15 May 2017 for a fourth year of applications. Any entity involved in activities related to Natura 2000 can apply to one of the five Award categories. In addition, the high-profile “EU Citizens’ Award” goes to the application receiving the highest number of nominations through a public vote on the Award website. The call for applications will be open until 29 September 2017.
The Natura 2000 Award is dedicated to rewarding excellence in the management and promotion of the network and to raising awareness about Natura 2000 and its benefits to European citizens. It also contributes to the fourth priority area of the Commission’s recently adopted Action Plan to improve the protection of nature and biodiversity in the EU, for the benefit of its citizens and the economy.
For more information on how to apply, please consult the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/natura2000/awards.
For specific questions/suggestions, please contact the Secretariat of the Natura 2000 Award at email@example.com.