Awarding Institution



Biodiversity / Nature Conservation, Sustainable Land Management, Education / Communications

We are committed to connecting people and nature in a peaceful Europe – beyond national borders. Our efforts for the protection of plants, animals and habitats are transboundary in nature; we strengthen local conservation organizations and create international networks between them. Together with our Europe-wide partner network we create solutions that allow humans to live and work in harmony with nature. Nature is the natural resource base on which all humans depend. Species and habitat diversity are prerequisites of a quality environment. Our aim is a European continent that hosts free-flowing rivers, pristine forests, diverse cultural landscapes as well as sufficient space for wild animals and migrating birds within these and other ecosystems.