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Biodiversity and ecosystem services

Protecting biodiversity is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems, ensuring sustainable development and reducing vulnerability to climate change. Both donor and beneficiary countries are bound by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

The programmes in this area help strengthen systems for managing and monitoring protected areas, safeguard ecosystems, and protect and manage biodiversity.

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Countries

Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.

Get involved

For applicants

Target groups for the funding include public and private sector organisations active in this area as well as NGOs.  

For partners

The Norwegian Environment Agency is a donor programme partner in several countries and can assist Norwegian entities who wish to get involved as partners. Project partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries are also encouraged. 

Find out more about how you can get involved.

Calls for proposals

Each programme funds a variety of projects. Projects are selected following calls for proposals organised by the programme operator in each country.

Ongoing calls for proposals under this programme area

Deadline Country
There are no further calls for proposals

Project stories, news and features

 

Sharing responsibility for protecting wildlife

07.09.2015

Every year, millions of wild animals are killed on Europe’s roads. For every animal counted, many more die unnoticed. In Greece, the National Wildlife Observation Network is developing new ways to prevent wildlife from being run over to protect both biodiversity and drivers.

Developing young environmentalists

05.06.2015

“We teach children and young people how to take care of nature so that they will take responsibility for the environment when they grow up”, says project manager Joanna Handziak-Buczko from Wrocław in Poland.

Safeguarding European ecosystems and the services they provide

28.05.2015

The international conference ‘Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services’ taking place this week shares information on ecosystems challenges, best practices and ways forward related to mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services.

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