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The Renewables Grid Initiative: A Partnership Of NGOs And Transmission System Operators In Europe

European countries are planning massive investments in renewable energy, which will mean that many more transmission lines will be needed to transport the energy produced. This is essential for reducing carbon emissions, but without careful planning, transmission lines can create a range of risks for biodiversity. The Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) was launched in 2009 as a neutral platform, enabling Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and NGOs from across Europe to come together as equal partners.

Natural Capital Accounting And Parks: A Win-Win?

In the Netherlands, a coalition of multinational and large Dutch companies is taking steps to make their impact on natural and social capital visible throughout their entire value chain, with the help of civil society organizations. This unique initiative of companies, NGOs and the government teaming-up. Their ambition is formalized in a "Green Deal" signed by IUCN-NL, True Price, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Netherlands and the Dutch government. The Green Deal is linked to the global Natural Capital Protocol.

The « Emerging Parks » Dynamics: When Parks And Cities Become Partners

During the “Urban National Parks in Emerging Countries” (UNPEC) research program, funded by the ANR (the french National Research Agency), the Urban Protected Areas Network have worked in partnership with the national parks and the cities in Rio, Cape Town, Mumbai, Nairobi. We have identified three main types of park’s dynamics:

How To Get The Youth Involved: The Story Of Let's Get Wild

The „Let’s get wild“ project is about wilderness project weeks in Austria´s secondary high schools. This wilderness school project will support the Austrian regional development plan by promoting the acceptance of national parks within the younger population. Through multimedia and interdisciplinary environmental education, the role of the Austrian National Parks in the protection and preservation of the natural, recreational value, biodiversity and climate protection is emphasized.

Sustainable Development Goals in the Netherlands: Building blocks for environmental policy for 2030

A report of an analysis concluding that SDG implementation in the Netherlands can build on existing national policy targets, policy programmes and monitoring reports, but that certain adjustments will be required.

Lucas, P., Ludwig, K., Kok, M. & Kruitwagen, S. 2016. Sustainable Development Goals in the Netherlands: Building blocks for environmental policy for 2030. Policy Study. PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Citizen science, Apps for phones

It has been used in the Appian Park of Rome

Also used for marine parks to monitor species

Pelagos Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a marine area of 87,500 sq. km subject to an agreement between Italy, Monaco and France for the protection of marine mammals, which live in it. What makes the Pelagos Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals unique is the fact that it is a site managed by three different authorities and includes coastal areas and international waters that form a large ecosystem of major scientific, socio-economic, cultural and educational interest.

Conservation Status of Birds in Spain 2010

Conservation status of bird in Spain in 2010 is a report produced by SEO (BirdLife in Spain). It outlines the state of birds across the country’s main habitats using data collected as part of the Common Bird Monitoring Programme (Programa de Seguimiento de Aves Comunes Reproductoras, SACRE).

To download the publication, access the following link:

The State of the UK's Birds

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB; BirdLife in the UK) has produced an annual State of the UK's Birds report for over a decade, summarising the fortunes of bird populations throughout the United Kingdom. The latest report, the fifteenth in the series, draws on many sources of information to give an up-to-date overview of the status of bird populations in the UK and its Overseas Territories.

To download the publication, access the following link:

State of the Birds of Macedonia 2012

State of the Birds of Macedonia 2012, produced by the Macedonian Ecological Society (BirdLife in Macedonia), provides an overview of the country’s avifauna: its current status, the threats it faces and the actions that are being taken to protect it.
It is written in both English and Macedonian.
To download the publication, access the following link:

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