The selection is made according to the following 5 criteria:
1. Positive environmental impact in line with EU policy
2. Economic impact by creation of activity and employment in rural areas
3. Sustainability of land management and wildlife conservation plans
4. Innovation and creativity
5. Reproducibility of initiatives
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WILDLIFE ESTATES LABEL
The Wildlife Estates Label is a network of exemplary estates that voluntarily agree to adhere to the philosophy of wildlife management and sustainable land use. Wildlife Estates believe that the positive impact of sustainable land management practices should be encouraged and land managers should be recognized for their contribution to biodiversity.
A label is the best way to raise awareness of the economic and societal benefits of sustainable land management and to encourage more rural communities and stakeholders to implement management measures that are environmentally appropriate.
The Wildlife Estates Label is granted to territories that practice the highest standard of wildlife and land management and maintain close collaboration with local authorities, associations and the wider public, in order to improve rural landscapes and enhance biodiversity.
Currently, Wildlife Estates Label is made up of 19 National Delegations in the EU 28, with almost 300 labeled estates covering more than 1.5 million hectares. Despite the varying sizes, business models and biogeographic regions of these territories, they are all fundamentally united in their goal to preserve and enhance their natural, cultural and social environment.
All Wildlife Estates members are welcome to apply to the Belleuropa Award. There are no restrictions in term of hectares, location and activity. The only expectation is that applicant estates must have a uniform management plan in place on their territory.
For more details on how to apply, please contact your National Delegation.
Belleuropa Award Ceremony 2016 Belleuropa Award Ceremony 2015
Land- und Forstbetrieb Rixdorf, Germany La Bois Landry Estate, France
Belleuropa Ceremony 2014 Belleuropa Award Ceremony 2013
Domain de Graux, Belgium Babinek Estate, Poland
Belleuropa Award Ceremony 2012 Belleuropa Award Ceremony 2011
Belleuropa Award Ceremony 2008