Siggen Seminar 2022: Nature Restoration in Europe: the Role of Protected Areas

28 March 2022 31 March 2022

EUROPARC is inviting its members to the first face-to-face Siggen Seminar since 2019! This year’s seminar will focus on nature restoration in Europe.

As clearly stated by the EU in the Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy to 2030, protecting the nature we have will not be enough to reverse biodiversity loss. A complementary ambitious effort is now needed on nature restoration.

Restoring ecosystems all over Europe will help to increase resilience and connectivity of ecosystems, mitigate and adapt to climate change and prevent and reduce the impacts of natural disasters. For this, the European Commission is developing new, dedicated legislation, and the Bern Convention has recently approved targets for the restoration of natural ecosystems.

In this framework, what role should Protected Areas play? What is needed to make sure Protected Areas can effectively contribute to inspire and implement wide ecosystem restoration? How can Protected Areas contribute to improve connectivity and reducing habitat fragmentation?

During this seminar we will investigate some of those aspects, looking also outside of Protected Areas, considering possible partnerships and cooperation with broader landscapes, to ensure benefits from restoration overcome Protected Areas boundaries. We will consider current policy developments, share good practices from across different countries and look at research needed and opportunities to finance restoration initiatives.

Registration closes 21st of February.

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