Final dissemination workshop in Ravenna on 28th January

28th January 2014
The Province of Ravenna organizes on 28th January in Ravenna, the local final conference of the project.
It will present the results of the main activities developed, with particular reference to the pilot project of reintroduction of the Adriatic sturgeon in the Reno river, and the Action Plan for the conservation of the Pygmy Cormorant (see program).

ROUND TABLE "Better management of Natura 2000 sites: challenges and chances for the future"

12th November 2013
Brussels, Rue Montoyer 21 - First floor - Conference Room 01.28

BE-NATUR Programme PDF

1) M. Cipriani DG Environment
2) W. Langhout BirdLife Europe
3) Z. Fidloczky NIMFEA
4) M.Costa Province of Ravenna
5) A.Kirchmeir AREC

Workshop 25th - 31st October 2013 - Veneto Region

Two dissemination workshops are going to be organized by the Veneto Region to present the results of the BENATUR PROJECT.

Hosted at the Municipality of Cavallino Treporti, on 25th October 2013 and of Eraclea Mare on 31st October 2013, both events focus on the Joint Transnational Action Plan on Coastal Sand Dunes and on the Management Plan arranged for the pilot sites along the Veneto coastal zone.

Programmes of the workshops:
Workshop 25th October 2013 - Veneto Region
Workshop 25st October 2013 - Veneto Region

BE-NATUR Press Conference and Coordination Meeting in Vienna

From 13 till 15 September 2012 a Press Conference and Coordination Meeting in Vienna
Centre of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, Vienna University of Technology, "TU Corner" Resselgasse 5/ Wiedner Hauptstraße, A-1040 Vienna

NATURA 2000 & Rural Development - The EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020

From 18 till 19 June 2012 a "Network countryside" conference on the topic "NATURA 2000 & Rural Development - The EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020" will be held in Salzburg.
Questions like

  • What's the contribution of rural development to the implementation of NATURA 2000 management?
  • Which problem exist and what can be improved?
will be elaborated on the basis of Best Practice examples from Austria, Germany and other EU member countries. Together with representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament the attendants will discuss the future of NATURA 2000.

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Project BE-NATUR presented at International Po Delta Birdwatching Fair 2012

On 27 April 2012 project BE-NATUR will be presented in Comacchio (Ferrara - Italy) in the framework of the International Po Delta Birdwatching Fair 2012. The workshop is scheduled to take place at 02.00 pm at Workshop Room No. 2

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Network Countryside Conference of Protected Areas 2012 in Klagenfurt

On 23 February 2012 the "Network Countryside Conference of Protected Areas 2012" was held in Klagenfurt on the topic "Creating acceptance instead of solving conflicts: cooperation processes in protected areas." Agriculture and forestry, road construction, tourism, nature protection associations are all driven by different perspectives and requirements on the topic of "protected areas." This can lead to conflicting interests that negatively impact efficient coordination of said areas. Hence, the conference covers topics, such as participation in protected areas, mutual understanding of stakeholders and "coaching support" for persons in charge of protected areas.


  • strengthen understanding of the requirements of different stakeholders;
  • argue the potential of protected areas for the local population;
  • study approaches to involve all stakeholders in planning and managing protected areas;
  • provide suggestions to improve relations with other stakeholders.
The conference was organised in cooperation with the University of Klagenfurt's course on "Management of Protected Areas."