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Landcare Europe

LANDCARE EUROPE – the network that brings together agriculture, nature conservation and communities for biodiversity, resilient ecosystems and quality of life in our European cultural heritage landscapes.

Landcare Europe is nomiated as Finalist for the Natura 2000 Award 2024 in the category cross border cooperation.

The Natura 2000 Award recognises outstanding achievements in nature conservation within the European Union. It highlights projects that demonstrate excellence in nature conservation and sustainable land use.

Meet us at the award cermony on May 29th in Brussels! 

We promote

... land management in Natura 2000 areas and beyond that sustains or regenerates healthy soils, clean water and air, stable habitats, rich biodiversity and diverse landscapes in Europe and helps to mitigate climate change.


We work

... in a cooperative approach with farmers, nature conservation organisations and political decisionmakers to preserve and restore biodiversity and resilience in our European landscapes in a contemporary, innovative and sustainable manner.


We offer

... competent advice and knowledge exchange on all aspects of preserving landscapes in Europe. We support our members by representing and promoting their interests and experiences at national and European level.


We consult and work with

  • > 100,000 farmers
  • > 1000 citizens
  • > 600 political stakeholders

…on the local, regional, national and EU level

The farmers, we work with

  • represent more than 100.000 individuals and organisations who
  • cultivate grasslands, farmland, wetlands and special crops
  • in a conventional or non-conventional manner
  • on farms stretching from <1 ha to >1.000 ha
  • on private, public and communal land
  • as family businesses or agri-businesses

Landcare Europe

  • has 9 founding members (status May 2023)
  • represents more than 250 Landcare organisations
  • has more than 2000 employees
  • collaborates with 29 countries on projects, field visits and knowledge exchange