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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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Easements of private land on the rise in USA

CNN reports: On Tuesday, August 16, President Biden signed the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ into law at a White House ceremony which agreed to include $20 billion for various land conservation programs. According to the CNN the act represents “the largest climate investment in American history”. The act adopts spending over $430 billion to reduce carbon …

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Regenerative Laboratories visited rewilding areas in the Greater Côa Valley

In July of this year, the regenerative laboratories that are part of the LIFE ENPLC project, in which Rewilding Portugal is a partner, visited two of the rewilding areas that our organization manages along the Greater Côa Valley: Vale Carapito (Sabugal) and Paul de Toirões (Almeida). Wild horses grazing. Photo credit: Agata Rucin / Rewilding …

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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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Giving nature a hand: MONTIS and Latvian Fund for Nature share knowledge on volunteering and work-camp organisation

Portuguese and Latvian volunteers during the workcamp Giving Nature a Hand, in baldio de Carvalhais, Portugal. © MONTIS Latvian Fund for Nature (LFN) visited a work camp organised by MONTIS to share knowledge about volunteering and work-camp organisation. This event is a side event organised within LIFE ENPLC’s volunteering campaign. During the first week of …

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ENPLC member ADEPT: financing nature through biodiversity and carbon credits

LIFE ENPLC Project Partner Fundatia ADEPT, in partnership with Biodiversity Credit Company, is developing an innovative combined biodiversity and carbon credit scheme in Transylvania, one of only two such projects worldwide. Through these credits, the commercial market will support the long-term maintenance of grassland biodiversity at the landscape scale and support traditional farming communities. Through …

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New ambitious nature restoration targets for the EU

We mark today the first big milestone of biodiversity legislation since the adoption of the Habitats Directive three decades ago. The EU Nature Restoration law complements the Birds and Habitats Directives with time-bound targets and will require restoration action across the territory of the EU Member States, including areas outside Natura 2000. The Conservation Landowners …

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Fireflies? A bioblitz in Malveira went on the hunt

Fireflies, these little enchanted beetles we all know from childhood, still fascinate us over and over again when they play their bioluminescence spectacle on an early summer night for a few weeks. Fireflies are distasteful to predators and warn them with their glowing ends. Making nature conservation a successful community effort MONTIS learned in the …

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