The EU Member States represented on the LIFE Committee and the European Commission's LIFE Unit have announced the Best LIFE Nature Projects 2007-2008. The results of the selection, as approved by the LIFE Committee members in the spring of 2009, are the 26 projects featured in this publication. These projects represent the most recent successful LIFE Nature projects in terms of best practices and /or demonstration actions on nature conservation, being a reliable contribution to the implementation of the Habitats and Birds Directives.

The Narmada Samagra is a non-profit-making Association. Its objective is to gather public and private partners involved in water resources management and protection in India and in the world (Viz. bi- and multi-lateral cooperation organizations,

A global policy to preserve forests and limit carbon dioxide emissions will likely be folded into a draft text this week at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen.

VIII International Mobile Seminar on Protected Areas Integrating People, Protected Areas and Landscapes: Issues and Strategies in the Face of Global Change. April 30, 2010: Deadline to receive the application form and required materials. July 5-20, 2010: Presentation of the course.

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Water experts from around Europe gathered in Brussels last month to exchange experience and knowledge about the important lessons from LIFE funded actions in support of the EU's Water Framework Directive (WFD).

European water resources continue to experience significant levels of stress from a variety of sources, and October's "Water for life - LIFE for water" conference explored the range of positive contributions that LIFE projects have been making to help achieve WFD goals concerning good ecological status of EU waters by 2015 and EU seas by 2020.