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Increasing public awareness for an active protection of biodiversity in the Czech Republic

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


RegionNational coverage
Title of the ProgrammeBiodiversity and Ecosystem Services & Environmental Monitoring and Integrated Planning Control & Adaptation to Climate Change
Title of the ProjectIncreasing public awareness for an active protection of biodiversity in the Czech Republic
Number of the Project---
Project Promoter

Friends of the Earth Czech Republic

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Norges Naturvernforbundet

Name of Local Partner(s)

Friends of the Earth Czech Republic – Olomouc local group
Friends of the Earth Czech Republic – Seventh Generation
Lipka - Educational institution for environmental training
Masaryk University in Brno

Objective of the Project

The purpose of the submitted project is increase of general public awareness of biodiversity and its protection and general motivation to protect biodiversity in everyday life through a complex educational activity, active involvement of citizens and model teaching programmes. Project outputs - courses in practical protection of biodiversity and courses in protection of big beasts, learning modules for secondary and undergraduate students, extensive media and educational activities including a conference on biodiversity at Regiontour 2016 - addressing more than 300,000 individuals of the target groups - and active involvement of over 1,000 persons in practical activities of biodiversity protection. The project also includes innovative research and evaluation activities and know-how transfer between the Norwegian entity possessing extensive experience in educational campaigns and Czech project partners, through which long-tem bilateral cooperation will be established. The main project outcome will be mediation of information on biodiversity easy to understand and attractively presented to several hundred thousand people who have so far been unable to learn more about the theme in a form comprehensible for them. Thus the project will significantly contribute to elimination of the problem of low awareness of biodiversity in the Czech Republic.

Approved grant

Approximately 365 313 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st January 2015, End date: 30th April 2016