Laut einer aktuellen Studie von Riverwatch und EuroNatur über Wasserkraftprojekte in Schutzgebieten, sind zwischen Slowenien und Albanien 535 Projekte in strengen Schutzgebieten geplant, davon allein 113 mitten in Nationalparken.
7. May 2015
Last week, the Hungarian government passed a law that effectively abolished the country’s nature reserves. This also threatens to endanger the five-country biosphere reserve along the rivers Mura, Drava and Danube.
4. May 2015
The European Parliament called upon the Albanian government to rethink the projected hydropower projects along the Vjosa River and its tributaries. In their Motion for a Resolution the vast majority of the EU parliamentarians demanded from Albania to abandon all hydropower projects, particularly those in national parks.
27. April 2015
Who will come out on top – bird, furry animal or spring blossom? The jury of the photo competition “European Treasures of Nature” gathered last week in Stuttgart to elect the most beautiful pictures of this year’s competition.
14. April 2015
Together with its partners EuroNatur organised a conference in Podgorica from 8–9 April 2015 to promote the protection of the Ulcinj salt flats. This internationally important wetland is in danger of falling victim to mass tourism. In a joint final declaration, all particpants emphasised the need for the Ulcinj salt flats to be placed under immediate protection.
26. March 2015
A joyful moment for EuroNatur partner ERA (Environmentally Responsible Action group): A few days ago, a camera trap set by the lynx specialist team of the Kosovar nature conservation NGO for the first time documented a Balkan Lynx in Bjeshket e Nemuna National Park bordering Montenegro.
18. March 2015
As a contribution to this year’s UN World Water Day (22.3.), representatives of the fields of science and fisheries in cooperation with environmental NGOs present a study about the distribution of the Huchen on the Balkan Peninsula. The results clearly show that the Balkan rivers constitute the last big hot spot for this species.
12. March 2015
Today, the international NGOs Riverwatch and EuroNatur, together with their local partner EcoAlbania, are presenting a paper, which for the first time reveals the full extent of the threat to the Vjosa catchment area. According to this paper, the last big wild river of Europe is at risk of complete destruction.
25. February 2015
For many species of ducks and waterbirds the Ulcinj Salina represents one of the most important resting places on their route through the Mediterranean. The precious natural heritage of Ulcinj Salina is in danger of falling prey to the interests of developers of mass tourism.
12. February 2015
Shot down, plucked and sold on the black market. This is the fate of the hundreds of thousands of migratory birds that fall victim to bird hunting in Serbia and Romania each year. In “The Massacre of Europe’s Songbirds”, an article for the American news magazine Newsweek, Luke Dale-Harris exposes the Mafioso background to this bird massacre.