The EU Life-Nature Programme provides funding to EU member states for the promotion of sustainable development and in developing positive management for key habitats and birds.
In practice, LIFE-Nature must contribute to the implementation of the "Birds" and "Habitats" Community Directives and, in particular, to the establishment of the European network of protected areas (NATURA 2000) aiming at the on-site management and conservation of the most vulnerable habitats and species of fauna and flora in the EU.
The areas targeted by the LIFE Active Blanket Bogs in Wales project are within two of the most important areas for blanket bogs in the UK, with both designated as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) under the EC Habitats Directive 1992.
The LIFE Active Blanket Bog in Wales project was the last project funded in the UK through LIFE and is the only LIFE project in Wales.
In 2007 the LIFE programme was replaced by LIFE+ . The EU LIFE+ Programme 2007-2013 is a dedicated EU funding instrument for the environment which complements the existing funding arrangements (European Regional Development Fund, European Social Fund, Cohesion Fund, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, Competitiveness & Innovation Programme, European Fisheries Fund and the 7th EU Research Framework Programme). It succeeds the EU LIFE Programme.
Project handbook and Layman's report on the websitePublished on 11/Apr/2011 Now that the project has come to an end, the final publications have been produced. A technica Read More
Life Active Blanket Bog in Wales ConferencePublished on 25/Mar/2011 The project conference took place on the 8th and 9th March at the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel. A day Read More
Lake Vyrnwy to AberdeenPublished on 21/Mar/2011 The LIFE Project is in the home-straight as it will end on the 31st March 2011. From the ori Read More