Visit of LIFE-experts to the Hungarian meadow viper Conservation Centre

From all over Europe, LIFE program professionals gathered in Budapest to participate in the annual horizontal meeting of LIFE monitors, organised by Astrale GEIE. The main goal of the three-day conference was the consulations between LIFE monitors, LIFE communication team and European Commission executives, lead by Angelo Salsi, Life Nature – Head of Unit (DG ENV E3).

President in the Viper-Centre

As last stop in a series of visits to emblematic places, under the slogan „Landscape and people, keeping values in Hungary”, László Sólyom, President of Hungary was staying in Kiskunság National Park for 3-days. On the first afternoon of this trip he visited the Hungarian Meadow Viper Conservation Centre.

‘Kick-off’ Workshop

A two day „Kick-off Worksop” was organized for presenting plans of the five year long LIFE+ program on 16th and 17th October. We had invited participants, partners, sponsors and international relations of the program.

European Commission has approved funding of our LIFE+ program

The European Commission has approved funding for 143 new projects under the first call for the LIFE+ programme (2007-2013), the European fund for the environment. The projects are from across the EU and cover actions in the fields of nature conservation, environmental policy, and information and communication. Overall, they represent a total investment of €367 million, of which the EU will provide €186 million.

First vipers born at the Centre

On the 2nd of August 2004, a female gave birth to 17 lively young vipers, and a few days later another female gave birth to 8 vipers at the Hungarian meadow viper Conservation Centre.