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January 11, 2012: LIFE-project finished, but European Capitals of Biodiversity will continue

After three very busy and exciting years, the LIFE-funded project has now officially come to a close. Local biodiversity protection has received a lot of urgently needed attention across Europe: over 500 municipalities across...[more]

December 4, 2011: Final project brochure released

The first copies of the final project brochure were already available to the public at the award ceremony in Brussels on November 24. Now it is fully available for download on this website or mail order and from all project...[more]

November 24, 2011: European Award ceremony for Capitals of Biodiversity 2011

Five European municipalities were crowned with the title “European Capital of Biodiversity 2011” in an award ceremony in Brussels today. Janez Poto?nik, Commissioner for the Environment, handed over the certificates to the...[more]

November 3, 2011: Selection of European Capitals of Biodiversity 2011 is now complete

Montpellier (France), Szentes (Hungary), Kremnica (Slovakia), and Puebla de Sanabria (Spain) have been officially awarded “Capitals of Biodiversity” in ceremonies in the respective countries. Together with Hannover (Germany) they...[more]

April 7, 2011: Hannover is the German Capital of Biodiversity 2011

The city of Hannover, capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony, was the clear winner of the competition "German Capital of Biodiversity 2010/2011", which was held under the patronage of the German environment minister Norbert...[more]

February 14, 2011: The European Capitals of Biodiversity at the EU Committee of the Regions

The project coordinator of “European Capitals of Biodiversity”, Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), was invited to present the project at the first meeting of the Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy of the EU...[more]

February 8, 2011: Second round of “European Capitals of Biodiversity” launched: local authorities compete for biodiversity crowns

In 2011, municipalities from France, Spain, Slovakia and Hungary once again have the chance to become the national “Capital of Biodiversity”. Yesterday in Paris, 150 attendees gathered to celebrate the launch of the next round of...[more]

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