‘Nature Connects’ is a campaign to raise and generate awareness on the importance of biodiversity in rural landscapes by bringing together land owners, experts and the broader public.
Projects & Practice
Restoring a wetland ecosystem and creating an observation area, for ecological, hydrological, educational and touristic purposes.
In favour of biodiversity, a municipality decided to remove spruce trees growing on municipal soil and to rehabilitate broadleaved trees that were originally growing in these areas.
Training on small-scale water retention was provided to the staff of relevant regional authorities in order to confront the impact of climate change at regional level.
A study tour in Italy and Austria enabled representatives of sanitary and epidemiological stations to gain new knowledge and exchange experiences on how to best supervise small-scale local food production.
The regional rural network of Silesia in Poland organised a study tour for its members in Scotland to raise awareness and improve their skills on organic farming.
A Polish NGO used EAFRD funding to promote local traditional foods from the Mazovia region through a culinary trail, a food contest and a series of educational courses.
An on-demand local bus service, ‘Bwcabus’, tailored to the needs of rural passengers has helped improve accessibility, reduced car dependency and assisted in lifting rural communities out of deprivation.