The Heads of European Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA) is an informal network which aims to strengthen nature conservation in Europe by enhancing cooperation and collaboration between its members. More >>>
The 19th ENCA Plenary - Bern, Switzerland - 6-8th November 2016
More information and registration details will follow shortly - please contact the ENCA Secretariat (Amy.McDougall@jncc.gov.uk) for more information
The ENCA statement on the EC Nature Directives Fitness Check builds upon the body of experience from across the ENCA-network. We highlight four core areas which could provide the most significant improvements to implementation of the Nature Directives. The ENCA statement is available to download from the ENCA Statements page
Case studies and supporting evidence has been drawn together by ENCA into a separate report. The Report on the EC Nature directives Fitness Check: Supporting evidence and case studies from ENCA will be available for download shortly.
ENCA Interest Group for Genetically Modified Organisms
The ENCA IG GMO Position Paper on the Impacts of Genetically Modified Herbicide-Resistant Plants on Biodiversity is available to download from the ENCA Statements page
The ENCA leaflet is now available to download.
ENCA Interest group Seminars
Nature-based solutions to climate change in urban areas and their rural surroundings
17-19 November 2015
ENCA, in co-operation with The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) hosted a European conference on
"Nature-based solutions for climate change in urban areas and their rural surroundings - linkages between science, policy and practice" from November 17-19, 2015 at the Centre of Advanced European Studies and Research (CAESAR) in Bonn/Germany.
For more information about the conference, Papers and conferences outputs are available .
The 17th ENCA Plenary - Helsinki, Finland - 5-7 October 2015
The plenary discussed better implementation of the European Union's Nature Directives. Presentations are now available.
The 16th ENCA Plenary - Belgrade, Serbia - 19-20 May 2015
The programme and presentations are now available to download
Interest group meetings
The ENCA statement on Smart Planning and Effective Compensation in relation to the European Commission’s No Net Loss initiative was forwarded to the European Commission in December, 2013. The statement is available to download from the ENCA Statements page.
The ENCA / EPA joint position paper on Steps towards a comprehensive post market environmental monitoring of genetically modified organisms was published in October 2013. The statement is available to download from the ENCA Statements page.
The report summary from the ENCA Interest Group on Sustainable Land Use, Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture in Europe – Challenges and opportunities for the environment and enhancement of biodiversity: Conclusions of the seminar on 20th November 2012 are available to download from the Interest Group pages.
Interest Group Conferences
The proceedings of the joint BfN / ENCA European conference 'Climate change and nature conservation in Europe - an ecological, policy and economic perspective', presentation abstracts, workshop findings and recommendations, presentations, posters and pictures can be downloaded from the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) website.
Read more about the ENCA Network in the latest ENCA Newsletter
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