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Natura 2000 Award

Get the recognition you deserve!

Discover the 2024 edition applications!

The European Commission is proud to present the applications to the 2024 edition of the European Natura 2000 Award.  You can find out more information about these exciting and inspiring Natura 2000 initiatives from across Europe by navigate the map using filters and search function below in the map below. 

Findings from 2024 edition applications

increase in applications since 2022 edition
eligible applications
EU member states represented

Between now and Spring 2024, the evaluation team will assess the applications received. The shortlist of finalists will be announced in March 2024, when you will be invited to vote for your favourite.

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The European Natura 2000 Award rewards excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites, and showcases the network’s added value of conserving nature for local communities and economies across the European Union.

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Natura 2000 Award Winners

Meet the winners of previous editions of the Natura 2000 Award and find out what they have been up to.

beekeeper in costume
Meet the Natura 2000 heroes

Read about previous applicants of the European Natura 2000 Award over the years.

Spread the word

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Award categories

Discover the five categories and the European Citizens’ Award.

Application process

Find out about the application process for the Natura 2000 Award.

Natura 2000 glass award depicting blue birds, green motifs and the EU stars logo.
Selection and evaluation

Learn about the selection criteria, and how the finalists are evaluated.

Natura 2000 Award Newsletter



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