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European Geography

  There are a number of websites that can provide useful information to teachers and students of geography: maps; geography; countries; agriculture; the environment; water issues; wildlife; energy; weather and climate; tourism;

There are also a number of other websites that may be of interest to students and teachers that can be accessed from the links index and more history sites on the member states page.


Maps

Atlas of Europe from Childrensatlas.com
Atlas from the Grid Club
Maps from mapquest.com
Easy Maps excellent site with global maps (with Java)
Maps from the collection of the University of Texas
Maps of Europe from the European Primary Schools Association
National Geographic Flags and Maps mapmachine of the National Geographic website
Colour the Flags of Europe from the European Primary Schools Association
Maps historic maps from Eastern and Central Europe collected by the FEEFHS map room

European Jigsaw and flag game from the mapzone
European Map Game Put the right countries in the right places

A map of European GDP in 1994 from the Sciences Po Map Portfolio
A map of European Unemployment in 1995 from the Sciences Po Map Portfolio
A map of European Populations in 1996 from the Sciences Po Map Portfolio
World Thematic Data Maps look at Europe through various themed maps
Thematic Maps from the Association of Science Education

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European Geographies

The Geography Department of the Virtual School of the European Schoolnet
EGEA European Geography Association

ERC Member States Page offers a variety of information sites
European Geography from Zeeks.com
The New Europe some teaching ideas and materials from Geography.org.uk

The Latitude Project find out about Latitude and Longitude

European Geography Quiz from Lizard Point.com
European Geography Test from Geografie for Education
European Geography Tutor from Family Games.com

Capitals and Countries in Europe an interactive map from Your Child Learns.com
Virtual Europe Camelot Village's tour of European Cities
European Capitals Games from Quia.com
Spot the European City competition from Cultivate Interactive
Dragonfly - Finding your Way navigate your way around the streets of Europe

Virtual Postcards send a friend a virtual European postcard
Learning about Forests using forests in educational activities
Forests of Europe from the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the UN
Europe's Forests information from the UNEP and WCMC
Forestry from the European Environment Agency

The Eden Project a living theatre of plants and people
Flora in Europe thousands of images of European Flora

Europe's highest mountains find out each countries highest mountain
Kids for the Alps WWF site in French, Italian, German & Slovakian

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European Countries

Colouring Flags of Northern Europe colour-in flag designs

Birds in Austria information on birds and their habitat

Begonia Belgium cultivates 60 million begonia flowers every year

Nature in Bulgaria mountains,lakes,rock formations,Black Sea,Caves,reserves & parks
Bulgaria's nature lots of interesting records and facts
Bulgaria from space lots of pictures of Bulgaria from space
Bulgarian Geography The Relief, Climate and Waters of Bulgaria from BGTV

Green Cyprus discover nature in Cyprus
Marine life around Cyprus by A Demetropoulos of the Cyprus Fisheries Department

Czech Birds large woodlands make the Czech Republic a birdlovers paradise
Deský Krumlov Region find out about this region in the Czech Republic
Hnuti Duha Friends of the Earth's Czech Republic representative

Nature in Denmark news on flora, forna, mammals, birds and insects
Noah Friends of the Earth, Denmark
Jægersborg Deer Park the history of which goes back more than 300 years

Soomaa National Park protects the Estonian mires, valley forests & flooded meadows
Natural Estonia find out about Estonia's outstanding biodiversity
Reindeer in the Nenets Worldview by Liivo Niglas
Estonian Vertebrates there are 484 vertebrates found in Estonia, why not find out more
Tallinn Botanical Gardens lots of information on plant life in Estonia
Saaremaa discover Estonia's largest island

The Finnish Eurowaternet information of Finnish water resources
Forest .Fi a gateway to the forest information highway
The Carbon Cycle an excellent Finnish website
Nature in Finland a country with more than 60,000 lakes
Finland's National Nature Symbols find out about the sacred swans and the bears
Birdlife Finland the parent organization of 29 Finnish ornithological societies

The Geography of France lots of geographic, environmental and population information
The Regions of France France Holiday Store's regional information pages
The Cities of France discover some French cities
French Alps from the Geography site Virtual Montana

Environment Germany find out about environmental issues in Germany
Environment for Kids from Greenpeace Germany
Cities of Germany discover some German cities
The Black Forest find out about the famous forest from Cheryl Morris
The Rhine River from Unesco.org
Cleaning Up The Rhine River from Thinkquest.org

Greek Biotape/ Wetland Centre from the Goulandris Natural History Museum
The Nestos from the Living Lakes website
Arcturos for the Protection and Management of the Natural Environment and Wildlife
Eleonora’s falcon Greece contains 65% of the worlds population of this falcon

The Land of Thermal Waters discover Spas and Thermal Baths in Hungary
Lake Balaton find out about the lake and its legends
Hortobagy National Park the biggest National Park & a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

An Irish Geography Quiz by Peter McPherson
Native Woodland Trust of Ireland supports Ireland's remaining native woodlands
Irish Peatland Conservation Council Action for Bogs and wildlife
Birdwatch Ireland find out about birds in Ireland

Italia Online Channel 4 geography pages on Italy
The Regions of Italy from the In Italy website
The Environment for kids from Greenpeace Italy
Forum per la Laguna Institute for the Lagoon of Venice, an environmental pressure group

Latvia’s Forests find out about the forests that take up nearly one-half of Latvia
Forests in Latvia discover the work of the WWF in Latvia

Nature Lithuania discover nature in Lithuania
The Samogitian Parks find out about these beautiful Lithuanian Parks
Lithuanian Fund for Nature conservation work in Lithuanian
Kursiu Nerija National Park the most valuable complex of Lithuanian seaside

City of Luxembourg - World Heritage Site the UNESCO pages of the old city

The Netherlands and the Environment Resource Renewal Institute's pages on Holland

Bialowieza Forest campaign to save the last primeval forest in Europe
Karkonosze Forest from the BBC website
The Milicz Ponds from Living Lakes.org
The Coalition for Wetland Protection(PROM) promoting wetland protection in Poland
WWF Poland discover the work of the Polish World Wildlife Fund

Islands in European Treasure Hunt discover the Azores
Portuguese Atlas land and water resources (available in English)
Portuguese Forestry Statistics from the Forest Resources Management website
Geological and Mining Institute of Portugal mineral ores and industrial minerals
Cork in Portugal find out about cork
Iberian Lynx find out about this wild cat found in Portugal

The Danube Delta from the Brasov Travel Guide
Geography from the Virtual Montana website
Bucharest find out about the history of the Romanian capital

The Tatras Mountains discover the beautiful mountains
Slovak Caves some show caves in Slovakia
Slovak Spas Slovakia has a truly extraordinary number of curative springs
Liptov find out about this region in the heart of Slovakia
Spravy environmental news from Slovakia
Pieninski National Park home of the Dunajec River Gorge

Spanish Lynx the most endangered feline in the world
Fundacio Natura a Spanish reforestation programme
The Donana Park a National Park located in the Andalusia region
La Nava in northwest Spain on the Tierra de Campos Plateau

Swedish Coastal Areas Aquascope for primary and secondary school children
Forest Sweden the forest and wood portal on the internet
Swedish Museum of Natural History lots of information about Sweden
Swedish Society for Nature Conservation Sweden's largest environmental organisation
World Wildlife Fund- Sweden backing over 100 nature conservation projects
Great Reed Warbler long-distance migrant that spends the winter in tropical Africa

Internet Geography a geography site with several UK case studies
British Geography Quiz from triv.net
Surfers Against Sewage the environmental pressure group's website
The Woodlands Trust the UK's leading conservation charity
North Wales a geography site from Virtual Montana

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Agriculture

Agricultural and Rural Development overview from the UK Representation of the EC
EU Agricultural Policy Europa's pages on Agriculture policy
The UK and EU Agricultural Policy the MAFF overview of agricultural policy
Rural Information Carrefours information for rural communities

Agricultural in the EU statistical and economic information 2000
Agricultural Statistics Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

The Tellus Mission Agriculture in Europe, a good site for students
Agricultural Products what the European Union produces

Rural Europe focusing on rural development
Organic Europe information on organic farming in Europe

Agriculture in Eastern and Central Europe Macroeconomic trends and performance

FACE Food and Farming Education service offers materials

EFSA European Food Safety Authority
Food Safety from the Europa website

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The Environment

The Environmental Science Department of the Virtual School
Eco-Schools from the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe
Let me tell you a secret about the environment an online book
The Environment for Young Europeans from the Europa website
Children's Parliament for the Environment from the DfES
Young Reporters for the Environment from the FEEE
Kids on the Move electronic publication on children mobility
The Adventures of Pietra the Tin Can an interactive children's story

Green Competition from the European Commission's DG for the Environment
European Mobility Week International Car Free Day

EU Environment Policy Europa's environment policy pages
The Sixth Environment Action Programme information on the Programme
Environment for Europeans Newsletter the magazine of the EC's Environment DG
European Parliament Environmental Committee find out about its work

EU Funding on supporting projects to improve the environment

European Environment Agency Europe's gateway to environmental information
EIONET European Environment Information and Observation Network
Enviromental Assessment DETR information on environmental risks & consequences
Environmental Reporting Clearinghouse online environmental directory
Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe environmental issues

Eco-Labelling encouraging manufacturers to make environmentally friendly products

Environment Daily Europe's leading professional environmental news service

Friends of the Earth Europe website of the environmental pressure group
World Wildlife Fund the environmental pressure group
Greenpeace the international website of the environmental pressure group
Eurosite promoting nature conservation
Institute for European Environmental Policy an independent non-profit organisation
Regional Environmental Centre for Central & Eastern Europe environmental issues
Coalition Clean Baltics environmental pressure group working on Baltic issues
Carpathian Ecoregion including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine

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Water Issues

Common Fisheries Policy Europa's fisheries policy pages
Fishing in Europe newsletter from the Directorate-General for Fisheries

Blue Flag find out about the initiative to clean up beaches and bathing water
Coastal Guide Europe coastal management, planning, conservation and research
EUCC - The Coastal Union integrity and natural diversity of the coastal heritage
The Wadden Sea to protect the coasts of Holland, Germany and Denmark
North Sea Foundation a Dutch environmental site looking at the North Sea
Alg@line information environmental information on the Baltic Sea
Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe a conference involving many coastal regions
Black Sea Environment Programme environmental organisation

European Freshwater Programme WWF information about freshwater
Rivernet provided by the European River Network
The Rivers of Europe from Rivernet.org

Euro Turtle Europe's first Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation Web Site
European Otter from the BBC website
Mediterranean Monk Seal from the BBC website
The European Lobster from the Arkive website

Lake Bodensee bordering Austria, Germany and Switzerland from Living Lakes.org
Bourgas Wetlands a project to protect the Bourgas lakes
Marine life around Cyprus by A Demetropoulos of the Cyprus Fisheries Department
The Finnish Eurowaternet information of Finnish water resources
The Rhine River from Unesco.org
Cleaning Up The Rhine River from Thinkquest.org
WWF Green Danube Programme which connects 80 million people in 10 countries
Protecting the Danube River from the ICPDR
Greek Biotape/ Wetland Centre from the Goulandris Natural History Museum
The Nestos from the Living Lakes website
The Land of Thermal Waters discover Spas and Thermal Baths in Hungary
Lake Balaton find out about the lake and its legends
Irish Peatland Conservation Council Action for Bogs and wildlife
Forum per la Laguna Institute for the Lagoon of Venice, environmental pressure group
The Milicz Ponds from Living Lakes.org
The Coalition for Wetland Protection(PROM) promoting wetland protection in Poland
The Danube Delta from the Brasov Travel Guide
Slovak Spas Slovakia has a truly extraordinary number of curative springs
Pieninski National Park home of the Dunajec River Gorge
La Nava in northwest Spain on the Tierra de Campos Plateau
The Ribble River from source to sea

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Wildlife

Living Europe a World Wildlife Fund on EU progress on sustainable development
European Policy Office of the World Wildlife Fund
Birdlife International the European pages

The Wild Ones the multi-lingual children's website of the Wildlife Trust
Sounds of the World's animals find out the noises animals make in different languages

A butterfly's journey across Europe from the POLLEN website
Special Plans for 8 EU Priority Birds an action plan to save 8 bird species under threat

Birds in Austria information on birds and their habitat
Reindeer in the Nenets Worldview by Liivo Niglas
Estonian Vertebrates there are 484 vertebrates found in Estonia, why not find out more
Finland's National Nature Symbols find out about the sacred swans and the bears
Birdlife Finland the parent organization of 29 Finnish ornithological societies
The Stork Foundation once a common bird but now needs protection to survive
Eleonora’s falcon Greece contains 65% of the worlds population of this falcon
Birdwatch Ireland find out about birds in Ireland
Forests in Latvia discover the work of the WWF in Latvia
WWF Poland discover the work of the Polish World Wildlife Fund
Iberian Lynx find out about this wild cat found in Portugal
Spanish Lynx the most endangered feline in the world
World Wildlife Fund- Sweden backing over 100 nature conservation projects
The Grey Wolf from the BBC website
Great Reed Warbler long-distance migrant that spends the winter in tropical Africa
The Scottish Wildcat information on this protected wildcat from the Arkive website

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Energy

EU Energy Policy the Europa pages

EURFORES European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources
AGORES a global overview for Renewable Energy Sources

European Fusion Development Agency information on Nucleur fusion
Nucleur Safety from the Europa website

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Weather and Climate

Weather Forecast Europe from the Met-Office
ECMWF European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Cloud Cover satellite image of Northern Europe showing cloud cover
EUMETNETNetwork of National Meteorological Services

Climate Facts lots of interesting information on the changing climate
Climate Network deals with climate change related issues

Metlink Europe Primary and secondary schools exchange weather observations
Cloudwatch Europe 2000 for school students (aged 11-16)

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Tourism

Tourism from the Europa website
EUTO EU Tourist Offices
Antor UK - Tourist Offices links to tourist offices of European countries

Atlas Europe The European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education
Sustainable Tourism a network dealing with sustainable tourism in Europe

EUFED European Union Federation of Youth Hostel Associations

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