“This year the Greater Flamingos are using the Ulcinj salt pans not just as a staging post but for breeding too. This is a great success story!” says EuroNatur’s project leader Romy Durst. There are currently over 900 of these fascinating birds on this Montenegrin lagoon.
15. April 2013
After having done a lot of persuading for many years the work of EuroNatur partner CZIP has paid off: Last Wednesday the Montenegrin government officially declared Tivat Salina a Ramsar Nature Reserve.
11. April 2013
‘This is a really impressive example of active citizenship in the Balkans,’ says Gabriel Schwaderer, EuroNatur’s managing director, as he praises PrespaNet, the new community initiative run by Environmental NGOS.
9. April 2013
In the past weeks brown bears in the Cantabrian Mountains of Northern Spain increasingly fell victim to poachers. In addition to the economic crisis, it’s mainly machismo that is fuelling the poaching of bears and other wildlife, as shown by documents leaked to EuroNatur from Spain.
9. April 2013
One of the standard works for nature tourists is now available in English: The “Adriatic East Coast” EuroNatur Travel Guide covering the natural and cultural treasures of this whole coast right across national borders in one practical, compact volume.
4. April 2013
Experts of the EuroNatur partner organization Milvus in Romania laid out their baits day after day for three weeks – and they were successful. On 26 March, the Romanian environmentalists managed to capture a brown bear in the Eastern Carpathians, to measure it and to equip it with a GPS identification collar.
18. March 2013
Film recommendation: Wetlands on Fire
Intact wetlands, where migratory birds find protection from hunters and can uninterruptedly gain new strength for their further journey, have become rare along the Eastern Adriatic coast. The film “Wetlands on Fire” shows the outstanding importance of Mediterranean salines for migratory bird protection and demonstrates alternatives to bird hunting. “Wetlands on Fire” was financially supported by EuroNatur.
Watch the film “Wetlands on Fire”
2. February 2013
Up to now Slovenia’s laws on hunting had an exemplary character, with only six bird species to be hunted legally. But this role model position is now at stake. The Slovenian hunting lobby is pushing to put more species on the hit list.
17. January 2013
"Those numbers are really sensational", says EuroNatur project manager Romy Durst. Birdwatchers documented 60 Dalmatian pelicans on Lake Skadar on the border between Albania and Montenegro at an international water bird counting session last Saturday.
12. December 2012
Bird hunting in the Balkans claimed a high-profile victim at the end of last week. A half-dead greater spotted eagle was found by a hunter in the Skadar Lake National Park near the Montenegrin town of Podgorica, where it had been shot down.