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Natura 2000 Award celebrates its second edition launching a new category by public vote

Natura 2000 Award celebrates its second edition launching a new category by public vote

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The 2015 edition of Natura 2000 Award is reaching the final stage of its selection process: This time citizens have the opportunity to vote for one of the 23 finalist projects they think deserves European recognition. Deadline for the public vote: 6 May. The project which received the most votes will be awarded with the European Citizens’ Award.

To vote, go to the 2015 Award finalists page and read about the achievements of the finalist projects.

In a parallel and independent process, the short list of 23 finalists will be examined by a high level jury who will choose the winners of the five category awards: Conservation, Socio-economic benefits, Communication, Reconciling interests/perceptions, and Networking and cross-border cooperation.

The announcement of all six winners will be made at the Award Ceremony by Commissioner Vella and the members of the high level jury on 21 May 2015 - the Natura 2000 Day - in Brussels.

The pan-European Award recognises excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and conservation achievements, showcasing the added value for local economies, and increasing public awareness of Europe's valuable natural heritage.

The Natura 2000 network covers an enormous variety of different sites across the continent. It preserves and enhances Europe's biodiversity, safeguarding it for future generations, and it provides a range of important benefits, helping nature to help us.