Endangered Landscapes Programme – Project Innovation Grants

Timeframe: 2019 - 2021
Country/Region: Europe
Partner: Endangered Landscapes Programme & Cambridge Conservation Initiative

Europe hosts areas of great diversity of landscapes and habitats, as well as a wealth of flora and fauna. However, widespread urbanisation, human development and agricultural intensification are all responsible for the continued degradation of biodiversity across the continent. Protecting Europe’s unique nature and guaranteeing the survival of the species is therefore a vital responsibility that we cannot ignore.

Overall, the support of Fondation Segré and other donors to The Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP), managed by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, aims to provide large grants for the restoration of biodiversity and natural ecosystem processes in Europe’s landscapes. The Programme introduces an inspiring vision for the future, in which Europe’s landscapes are enriched with biodiversity, establishing resilient, more self-sustaining ecosystems that benefit both nature and people.  Working in partnership with local communities will provide sustainable cultural, social and economic benefits to society.

In particular, our contribution goes to the recent call for proposal for Project Innovation Grants from the ELP (news here) which aims at collecting ambitious projects’ ideas for exciting new landscape restoration initiatives, to then support the work needed to develop concrete plans.

The large grants have been assigned to some exciting projects across Europe that address the challenges associated with restoration work at a landscape scale. You can find further details about the projects under the following link.