LIFE and Habitats Directive Anniversary
This year, the LIFE Programme and the EU Habitats Directive are happy to celebrate their 25th anniversaries. The LIFE Programme is an organization created by the European Union that supports projects based on environmental, nature conservation, and climate action initiatives. The organization has been incredibly successful since it was founded in 1992, expecting to have contributed 3.4 billion euros to the cause between 2014-2020. The EU Habitats Directive is another impressive movement created by the European Union. It aims to conserve wild areas that consist of threatened or endemic animal and plant species. The Habitats Directive works continuously with the Birds Directive and the EU Natura 2000, which also raise awareness and protection of endangered environments.
Both the LIFE Programme and the EU Habitats Directive were approved on 21 May 1992 and this year is the 25th Anniversary of both initiatives. 21 May, according to the European Union, will officially be ‘European Natura 2000 day’ to celebrate the achievements of the programs. There will be an event in Brussels to celebrate the day. The purpose of this day is not only to celebrate the organizations, but also to raise awareness throughout Europe about the initiatives that they practice. Organizations that are interested in registering for an event are invited to on www.life-25.eu.