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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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Biodiversity celebrated with Bioblitz in Ribeira do Mosteiro

As part of the LIFE ENPLC project, in which Rewilding Portugal is a partner, the first Bioblitz was carried out in one of our rewilding areas, Ribeira do Mosteiro, in Freixo-de-Espada-à-Cinta. In partnership with TAGIS and being an activity framed in the schedule specially developed for this day, the event had the participation of the …

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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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Released into the wild

ENPLC member Rewilding Portugal releases famous and rare Sorraia horses into the wild. On 23 April, Rewilding Portugal invites local supporters and friends of the organisation to Ermo das Águias, the Rewilding Portugal nature reserve near Vale de Madeira. Pedro Prata, Rewilding Portugal’s team leader, explains to ENPLC: “The Sorraia horses are indigenous to the …

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ENPLC member Rewilding Portugal worldwide on-screen at CNN

We live in the landscape. Pedro Prata, Rewilding Portugal Rewilding Portugal is working to rewild the Coa Valley in Portugal, bringing back wild horses as a first step on the journey to returning wolves and lynx. Pedro Prata, Rewilding Portugal’s team leader, says to CNN, published this week: “The aim is to allow nature to …

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