Development of our portals

ESUG portals originated in the project to design a Transactional Environmental Support System. TESS (summary here, or more detail) found that local communities especially needed information in the context of socio-economics, for planning development and managing ecosystem services. There was much information in English, but often little in local languages. The first naturalliance portal was therefore built in 23 languages for countryside interests managing land and species at local level across Europe.


A second stage of this work is the System for Community Liaison, which was designed to help any local community to manage its affairs but also be linked for projects on conservation (and in due course health, etc, too). Examples are Arne Parish Council and Tanglewood Farm tourism at local level in Dorset. Thanks to the IAF, CMS and GWCT, we now have multilingual networking projects for Saker Falcon interests and Grey Partridge habitats too. 


Portals using these templates are beginning to offer internet support for local conservation projects that engage different countryside interests on:


The first project portal for restoring habitats for small game and pollinators has been built thanks to International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) with strong support from Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). In April 2019, a global Naturalliance network was launched at our General Meeting in Croatia, with IUCN SUME.



This page takes you straight to the global Naturalliance which went live in April 2019. Satellite sites for national to community levels are available now, with full instructions for their creation in Arabic, Bulgarian, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mongolian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian, with agreements in place for Czech, Lithuanian, & Portuguese. Extra ideas for building sites are online for UK, with translation instructions issued to coordinators. 


Have a look also at the original pan-European system, to discover more about the System for Community Liaison (SYCL, which includes this site). This also has topics on 'Restoring nature' and 'Managing alien species', together with best-practice in conservation for Farming, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting and many other activities which can conserve if they are sustainable. 


Cooperating governments, groups and individuals are also very welcome to get in touch to help plan and support projects, especially those bulleted in the center column.