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Planta Europa

Planta Europa is the network of non-governmental and governmental organisations working to conserve wild plants and fungi across Europe. It began in 1993 and the first pan-European plant conservation conference was held in 1995 in Hyere, France.


Planta Europa currently has 76 members from 36 countries also two associated networks the ECCB (European Committee for the Conservation of Bryophytes and the EMA (European Mycological Association).

Planta Europa together with the Council of Europe developed the first and second European Strategies for Plant Conservation (2001-2007, 2008-2014) and works to deliver their targets.

Planta Europa holds a tri-annual conference – Hyere, France (1995); Uppsala, Sweden (1998); Pruhonice, Czech Republic (2001); Valencia, Spain (2004); Cluj Napoca, Romania (2007); Krakow, Poland (2011). The next conference is planned for Crete, Greece (May 2014).

Plantlife International originally held the Secretariat of Planta Europa and now works to represent the views of members at the European Habitats Forum in Brussels