ABOUT THE AWARD
The Belleuropa Award honours a Wildlife Estate Label territory that has realized an important step forward to maintain, protect or improve land for the benefit of biodiversity, using agri-environmental measures and achieving significant results from an environmental point of view.
The Belleuropa project aims to improve the environmental quality of the European territory.
Belleuropa was born in Italy in the late 1990’s thanks to the initiative of Giuseppe NATTA, a leading environmental figure. It was spearheaded by Gruppo Ecodeco, a leading Italian firm in the environmental sector. The European Landowners Organisation (ELO), EU secretariat for the “Wildlife Estates (WE)”, together with its supporting organisations, are dedicated to the development of initiatives by private land managers, companies or institutions for the protection, conservation of wildlife and sustainable land use.
The selection is made according to the following 5 critera:
1. Environmental impact in line with the EU Policy
2. Economic impact by creation of activity and emplpyment in rural areas
3. Sustainability of actions in land management and wildlife conservation
4. Innovation and creativity
5. Reproducibility of initiatives
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