Carolina Halevy

Project Manager LIFE ENPLC

Internships at Latvian Fund for Nature in 2023

We are happy to share with you two volunteering opportunities with our project partner the Latvian Fund for Nature. Internships are on the topic of grassland habitat inventory and management or urban grassland inventory and managementInternship on grassland habitat inventory and managementLatvian Fund for Nature offers a unique internship in the spring/summer of 2023 for …

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Webinar: Citizen Science for Nature Conservation, (not) on my land

26th October 2022, 9:00 – 12:30 (CET), webinar (online)Speakers include: Joseph van der Stegen – European Comission, Nature Conservation Unit Diana Reinoso – Science for Change Carlos Sánchez – Fundación Artemisan Mathias Brummer – Nature Conservation Network of Catalonia (XCN) Nora Rouillier – National Museum of Natural History Hèctor Hernàndez – La Sínia association Beth …

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Stories from the US Land Trust Alliance Rally – Part 2

Every year, the US land conservation community meets at the “Land Trust Alliance Rally – the National Land Conservation Conference”. About 1,500 people from hundreds of organisations come together to learn, connect, and recharge. Among them: a growing number of international participants. At this year’s Rally in New Orleans, our LIFE project “European Networks for …

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Save the date announcement for webinar on tax-deductibility of cross-boundary donations

As European public nature conservation programmes remain chronically underfunded, private philanthropic funding is a crucial contribution to battling the climate emergency and biodiversity loss. However, cross-border philanthropy in the EU faces legal and administrative hurdles that create a prohibitive and disincentivising environment for donors who want to support European nature outside of their country of …

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Latvian Fund for Nature hosts nature restoration event to restore rare wooded meadows in Latvia

In medieval times and before, wooded meadows could be frequently found throughout Europe as hunter-gatherers created them in a sustainable dialogue with nature. In modern times, most wooden meadows fell prey to intensive agriculture. In the Baltic region, however, original wooden meadows still exist, a habitat providing the highest species densities found in Europe and …

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Climate warming requires global money for conservation. Let’s start with Europe

It goes without saying that nature conservation is a pivotal part of the battle against climate warming and the loss of biodiversity. Yet, to this day nature conservation is chronically underfunded. The accessibility to nature restoration funds and tax incentives for nature conservation is a precondition to successfully tackling these issues. But the current complexity …

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Easement in Europe – can we support member states on an EU level?

Conservation easements, the legal binding of nature conservation to land, could strongly impact Europe to support the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and help restore biodiversity in many landscapes. The potential of conservation easements for private land conservation in the EU is confirmed. However, the legal, political, social and economic context differs considerably between European countries. …

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Why do we need regional private land conservation networks?

When struggles and success provide inspiration to everyone May 25th 2022, Orbetello, Italy. It was an scorching weekend. That week, for the second time ever, a small group of nature conservationists and private landowners met in a nature reserve managed by WWF Italy to create a national network of privately protected areas. Participants in front of …

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