Wildlife Estates Label


The Wildlife Estates Label is a network of exemplary estates that voluntarily agree to adhere to the philosophy of wildlife management and sustainable land use..


Land management practices should be enhanced and recognised for their contribution to biodiversity. A label is the best way to promote exemplary wildlife management and sustainable management of land, which shall be environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable..


The Wildlife Estates Label is awarded to territories which are exemplary regarding wildlife and land management, maintaining a close collaboration with local authorities, associations and volunteers, in order to improve the rural landscape, enhance biodiversity, offering sustainable rural development for the benefit of the society at large..


Currently, the Wildlife Estates Label has 16 National Delegations in the EU 28 and 134 labelled estates covering more than 600,000 hectares in varying biogeographic regions. The sizes of labelled estates vary, ranging from a 55 hectares family holding to a 58,960 hectares estate. Nevertheless, they are all fundamentally united in their goals to preserve and enhance their natural, cultural and social environment..

Who can apply

All estates are welcome to apply. There are no restrictions in term of hectares, location and activity. The only expectation is that applicant estates must have a uniformed management on their territory..

For more information

Visit the website www.wildlife-estates.eu or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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