Over many centuries, Europe’s landscapes and seascapes have become degraded. Ecosystems are fragmented, species have been lost, and the populations of birds, insects and mammals are greatly diminished.

Europe needs to bring life back to its land and seas; we need to restore places where people can reconnect to nature and marvel at the natural world.

Restoring nature at scale is one of the best ways of tackling the twin climate and biodiversity crises, as well as enhancing the wide range of other benefits that nature provides – including clean air and water, fertile soil, flood protection and human health and wellbeing.

The Endangered Landscapes & Seascapes Programme supports partners to restore landscapes and seascapes across Europe for the benefit of nature and people, building a healthier and more hopeful future.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a future with landscapes and seascapes in which populations of wild animals and plants flourish, where there is space for the natural functioning of ecological processes, where the cultural, social and economic values of nature to people are supported and respected, and where nature and people are resilient to ecological shocks and stresses such as climate change.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support partners to restore Europe’s landscapes and seascapes to deliver functional and connected ecosystems which benefit the social, cultural, and economic values of nature.

 

Our Strategy

Our strategy is composed of five pillars: Funding restoration; exchanging experience; advancing and applying knowledge; amplifying our impact; and inspiring action. To find out more about how we are implementing our strategy, click on this panel.

 

Measuring Impact

We work with our projects to design and carry out effective monitoring to assess the impact of restoration actions. This data helps build the evidence base for landscape and seascape restoration, while also demonstrating the benefits that restoration can provide for nature, climate, and people. Our bespoke monitoring framework is being applied in all Restoration Landscapes and Seascapes.