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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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We finished the Seventh Nature Week with great participation!

BioBlitzes can bring up iconic spieces such as this Kingfisher. © Paula Puy On Sunday, the 5th of June, coinciding with World Environment Day, the Seventh Nature Week of Catalonia ended with significant participation. Under a unique star, it started on the 22nd of May, the International Biodiversity Day. The COVID-19 pandemic meant that 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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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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If you want money, ask for advice

Stefan Versweyveld (Natuurpunt) contemplating Mount Serrat That’s the kind of title we don’t expect when a bunch of conservationists meet in a monastery in Catalonia (Mont San Benet). We’d rather reckon they talk about rare species, the beauty of nature and His will, which mankind obviously is not following. But truth be told, nature conservation …

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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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The first ENPLC year: sharing knowledge is key!

A better understanding of the sector and private land conservation tools seems crucial. Together, the CLC, fine-tuned definitions on the topic. It’s accessible on our ENPLC website and is meant to evolve during the entire project.We are organising events addressing specific thematic our community is dealing with. A first and very successful webinar happened in …

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