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QualityDestination goes to Bristol and Bath!

Green Week 2014: Waste is too valuable to be wasted

Mediterranean Natura 2000 Kick-Off Seminar

Nature-based sustainable tourism workshop a success

Belgium for Healthy Seas

Management Board kicks off work for ALTER-Net 3rd phase

New issue of ECNC Update published

OpenNESS and OPERAs to liaise with biodiversity information systems

New publication on restoration prioritisation

Research on how to make biodiversity work

1st Bojanatour workshop: reflecting and understanding the context

Towards a biodiversity action plan for The Hague

Increasing engagement of people and local economies with Natura 2000

Networking biodiversity knowledge

From fishing nets to carpets: Desso joins Healthy Seas

International job fair in Kleve attracts thousands of visitors

Ongoing operationalization during the first OpenNESS annual meeting

Dinaric Arc Initiative looks to the future

Latest news from Kleve

Surf the new Healthy Seas website!

Taking stock of European ecosystems

Next step for BioScore

New issue of ECNC Update published

Soil biodiversity knowledge base takes shape

Workshop on ecosystem services mapping

ALTER-Net enters its third phase

BojaNaTour, Montenegro focusing on tourism and nature

New publication - Enriching our society through natural solutions

The new Natura 2000 Award - Submit your applications now!

ECNC's work with the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity continues

Future horizon for functional agrobiodiversity

The Province of Noord-Brabant achieves success with its biodiversity policies

European realities of responsible tourism

QualityDestination: Providing instruments for high-quality sustainable tourism

Opportunities for green infrastructure in Croatia

ECNC Board meetings held in Brussels

ALTER-Net prepares for the future

2nd European Conference on Regions and Biodiversity

Functional agrobiodiversity in North-West Europe: What does the future hold?

Heart of Brabant: Green Growth Region

Local action for biodiversity: the role of regions

Workshop on preparing biodiversity indicators

Business participation in Healthy Seas further increases

Turning the ecosystem services concept into reality

Symposium Biodiversiteit en leefgebieden in Noord-Brabant

10th World Wilderness Congress concludes with actions to make the world a wilder place

Promoting Green Infrastructure

The Green Matrix, a Tilburg success story

Balkan municipalities launch local biodiversity action planning network

Finding a way to mobilize Europe’s biodiversity knowledge

NBP Communication Platform: Recovery strategies for nitrogen-sensitive habitats

Healthy Seas pilot successful: 20 tons of fishing nets transported for recycling

Festive inauguration of ECNC’s Green Welcome Centre in Germany

Functional agrobiodiversity in North-West Europe: What does the future hold?

EC proposal for EU legislation to address invasive alien species and protect biodiversity

Invasive Alien Species: the urban dimension

Setting up an online ecosystem services platform

Register now for SEE-BAP Conference 2

Green infrastructure to enhance Europe's natural capital

ECNC celebrates 20th anniversary with photo competition

New issue of ECNC Update published

15,000 kilograms of discarded fishing nets stored for re-use

Continuation of municipality visits to discuss Local Biodiversity Action Plans

pan-European stakeholder consultation discusses the IPBES process

Planning the implementation of priority actions in Local Biodiversity Action Plans in the Western Balkans

Communication platform: working together in Natura 2000

New issue of ECNC Update published

Western Balkan experts meet for biodiversity indicators

EU Member States, NGOs and sectors discuss priorities for ecosystem restoration

Ghost Fishing tackles Project Argo with the help of Healthy Seas

SER Summer School - Restoration Ecology 2013

Witnessing the benefits of ecosystem services

Preparing management plans for protected areas

New issue of ECNC Update published

New start for Dinaric Arc Initiative

EU policymakers for first time actively involved in science underpinning biodiversity policy

Study tour in the Netherlands on local biodiversity

Implementing green infrastructure and ecological networks in Europe

ECNC welcomes new Network partner

Experts and policymakers discuss Europe-wide mapping of ecosystems and their services

Biodiversity indicators in the Western Balkans

ECNC Group launches initiative for recycling used fishing nets into socks and underwear

A guide on functional agrobiodiversity

New issue of ECNC Update published

Local BD SKILLS training course in Flanders

Knowledge transfer on natural pest control

BioVak addresses biodiversity for the first time

Proceedings of the conference 'Greening European Regions' online

Biodiversity Fair: creating partnerships for biodiversity

Creating Green Deals; a practical guide

Smartphone app 'Large Herbivores of Europe' launched

OpenNESS started: Operationalisation of Natural Capital and EcoSystem Services

Greening local and regional economies is the way of the future

ECNC presents booklet on regions and ecosystem services to European Commission

First cycle of the Atlantic Biogeographical Seminar successfully concluded

ECNC presents action plan on development of the Pan-European Ecological Network

ECNC moving forward

EcoFINDERS unravels the secrets of soil biodiversity

Baltic Sea Region conference about farmland biodiversity

Moving towards a wilder Europe

Local BD SKILLS training course in Flanders


Training-course-Flanders(8)The local training `How to plan for nature’ took place in Genk (Province of Limburg), Flanders, on 31 January 2013 and was organized by project partner Natuurpunt Educatie in close cooperation with Centrum Duurzaam Groen, Vlaamse Landmaatschappij, De Wijers and the Province of Limburg.

The 50 participants were first given introductory lessons before embarking upon the planning exercise in working groups. The discussions were very animated and provided the participants with new insights on opportunities to work with nature in local planning processes.

Photo: Planning exercise during the training course