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Green and glorious: European Capitals of Biodiversity lead the way towards 2020 targets

24 November 2011; Brussels:  Five European municipalities were crowned with the title “European Capital of Biodiversity 2011” in an award ceremony in Brussels today. In an initiative to sustain local biodiversity in Europe,...[more]

Second round of “European Capitals of Biodiversity” launched: local authorities compete for biodiversity crowns (copy 1)

8th February 2011; Bratislava, Madrid, Paris, Radolfzell, Siófok:  In 2011, municipalities from France, Spain, Slovakia and Hungary will once again have the chance to become the national “Capital of Biodiversity”. Yesterday...[more]

European “Capitals of Biodiversity” awarded: Four cities in Europe take the lead in biodiversity protection

14 October 2010; Paris, Madrid, Bratislava, Siófok, Radolfzell: Europe has four new capitals: Grande Synthe in France, Tata in Hungary, El Real Sitio de San Ildefonso in Spain and Želiezovce in Slovakia are now national...[more]

“Capitals of Biodiversity” launched: European local authorities compete for biodiversity crown

20 January 2010; Paris, Madrid, Bratislava, Siófok, Radolfzell: In the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, France, Hungary, Slovakia Spain and Germany are searching for their Capitals of Biodiversity – Competition launched...[more]

Competition for the Capitals of Biodiversity in Europe NGOs are looking for the best of class in urban biodiversity preservation

Madrid, September 24, 2009: Major environmental protection organisations from six EU-member states are searching for the Capital of Biodiversity – Municipalities caring for biodiversity in France, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, and...[more]