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We contribute to the following EU Targets & Strategies

  • Management of Natura 2000 areas
  • Contributing to Natura 2000 Biogeographical Processes
  • Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
  • Water Framework Directive (WFD)
  • EU Biodiversity Strategy
  • Farm-to-Fork Strategy

Working Areas

Working areas of Landcare organisations

  • Bringing together farmers, land users, political decision makers, environmentalists & communities
  • Regenerating biodiverse and resilient ecosystems in & outside Natura 2000 sites and other protected areas
  • Raising public awareness on sustainable farming practices that provide healthy food, as well as other public goods and ecosystem services
  • Elaborating good-practice-based payment schemes for agricultural measures that protect our public goods biodiversity, water, soil and climat

Supporting and advising farmers & land users on

  • national and EU agri-environmental measures within the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)
  • good practices that foster species protection & habitat restoration
  • new income sources for agricultural value chains like direct marketing, nature conservation, landscape management, renewable energies, eco-tourism, participation in research and others
  • livestock protection measures in rural areas for better human-wildlife coexistence


Cooperative nature conservation to benefit people

- Preserving and fostering our agricultural heritage landscapes with farmers, conservationists and political decision makers.

Download Brochure

This brochure gives an insight into the work of European Landcare Associations. It explains the working areas of Landcare Associations and highlights the key factors for cooperative nature conservation benefitting people. It shows examples from the field in Natura 2000 areas and beyond and provides recommendations for necessary CAP funding and regulations to facilitate the work of Landcare Associations.