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Bulletin 36 is ready for download. We hope you will enjoy reading.

Registration for the EGC 2018 is now open. Please visit the conference website http://edgg.org/egc2018 for the details of the event and to register.



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NGO "Conservation of steppes in Russia"

The IUCN/CEM Global Thematic Group "Holarctic Steppes" (14.01.2014)

Web page of  The European Heathland Network (8.12.2010)

Register your vegetation database: Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD)

www.saxifraga.nl  more than 50,000 pictures of European plants, animals and landscapes (10.01.2010)

Report European Butterfly Indicator for Grassland Species  (24.02.2009)

 Freely available LIFE grassland brochure (16.01.2009)


Conferences co-organized by EDGG
International Conference "Open Landscapes 2013 - Ecology, Management and Nature Conservation". Co-organised by EDGG and University of Hildesheim, 29 September -3 October 2013. Venue: University of Hildesheim, NW Germany. Reduced fees for EDGG members. Conference homepage: http://www.open- landscapes2013.de/welcome/


International Conference "Concepts for modern management of xeric grasslands between nature conservation and agriculture". Co-organised by EDGG and Brandenburg Academy Criewen Castle, 26th – 27th September, 2013


EDGG has signed the Conclusions of the High Nature Value Grasslands conference of EFNCP: Securing the ecosystem services of European farming post 2013 (27.03.2011)

Sign Smolenice Grassland Declaration !!


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European Heathland Network

The origins of European Heathland Network can be traced back to a meeting of heathland specialists sponsored by the French and British Ecological Societies held at the Field Station of the University of Rennes at Paim-pont in Brittany in July 1979. This meeting proved so successful that it led to the first wholly European meeting in Aberdeen and the founding of a group by Charles Gimingham, Jacques de Smidt, Bernard Clement and Nils Malmer. Since that meeting there have been regular meetings every 2-4 years in various countries.

To subscribe to the newsletter, or to submit news, information, or any other heathland matters for the next newsletter please e-mail to john.day@footprint-ecology.co.uk Information will be regularly updated at  www.naturalengland.org.uk/heathlands


A report  The European Butterfly Indicator for Grassland Species: 1990:2007 has  been published by De Vlinderstichting (Dutch Butterfly Conservation) and Butterfly Conservation Europe and is based on data from fourteen national Butterfly Monitoring Schemes. The report can be downloaded from www.bc-europe.org.


Freely available LIFE grassland brochure of the EU

LIFE and Europe's grasslands: Restoring a forgotten habitat  2008 - 56 pages

Grassland ecosystems hold an important part of Europe's biodiversity. They offer ideal conditions for a vast diversity of habitats and species, are the source of a wide range of public goods and services, and also act as carbon 'sinks'. Changes in agricultural practices and land use pressures mean that grasslands are disappearing at an alarming rate. This brochure highlights a selection of LIFE co-funded projects targeting grassland ecosystems within the Natura 2000 network. [download]




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