Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute
Institute of Technology and Life Sciences
Polish Society for the Protection of Birds
Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities
”Biodiversity conservation on farmlands at crossroads”
27-28 September 2016
”European Agri-Environment Schemes Best Practice
and future of the CAP”
28 September – 1 October 2016
The conference and workshop will be held in Pulawy and Kazimierz Dolny
Both events are organized within the project “Protection of species diversity of valuable natural habitats on agricultural lands on Natura 2000 areas in the Lublin Voivodeship (KIK/25)”
Project supported by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union
There is an ongoing debate on how to improve efficiency and effectiveness of biodiversity conservation of European farmlands. This discussion seems to be a big challenge as biodiversity conservation strongly depends on the existing landscape composition and the current shape of the EU Common Agricultural Policy. There is also a new debate on whether we need different approaches to conservation policy in Central/Eastern Europe, where extensively managed farmlands are among the most biodiverse ones. In this conference and workshop we want to widely discuss these issues with scientists, advisers, farmers, conservationists and policymakers and identify the ways the biodiversity conservation of European farmlands should go.
The conference and workshop will be held in English.