ECNC-European centre for nature conservation

(In Dutch: Stichting Europees Centrum voor Natuurbescherming)

ECNC-European Centre for Nature Conservation is a non-governmental organization working for the conservation and sustainable use of Europe’s nature, biodiversity and landscapes. Since its establishment in 1993 ECNC has developed a working partnership with an extensive network of organizations and institutes from all over Europe.

ECNC provides its expertise to national and regional governments, intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations, the European Commission, the European Environment Agency and the Council of Europe, and to institutions working in financing, land use and research. It works closely together with the NGO community.


ECNC is dedicated to a beautiful Europe based on a rich biodiversity, healthy ecosystems and sustainable development. ECNC promotes an integrated approach for both land and sea and actively stimulates the interaction between science, society and policy. The vision concerns the ‘ideal’ ECNC strives for: the desirable state of Europe’s nature in 20 to 25 years’ time. The vision takes into account the interaction between ecosystems, the role of landscapes, the integration of nature considerations into economy, and the perception and appreciation of nature in people’s minds.


PO Box 90154
5000 LG Tilburg
the Netherlands

Telephone: +31 (0)13 5944 944
Fax: +31 (0)13 5944 945

Visiting address
Reitseplein 3
5037 AA Tilburg
the Netherlands


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Policy plan

Download the ECNC Policy Plan.

ECNC Board

Go to the ECNC Board page.

payment policy

For board members: reimbursement of expenses actually incurred for travel and accommodation.

For personnel: ECNC is well aware that it is working with project grants, sponsorship and membership fees. The remuneration policy is adapted to this and is socially justified very well. Overall, we follow the collective agreement of the civil servants and their BBRA salary scales. An inflation or wage increase, however, is not automatically followed if the collective agreement of the civil servants changes. Employees of ECNC do not get paid a 13th month bonus, company car or expensive Christmas gifts.

Financial Reporting

Download the ECNC Financial report 2013, the ECNC Financial report 2014, the ECNC Audit statement 2013, the ECNC Audit statement 2014 and the combined ECNC Financial report and audit statement 2015.

Go to the Annual report of activities for 2015.