In 2013 seven pairs of European Rollers bred in the Solana Ulcinj, Montenegro. Next year, the number of breeding pairs might rise significantly, as a donation campaign initiated by EuroNatur permitted to further improve the breeding conditions for this endangered bird species.
16. October 2013
Last Song for Migrating Birds: An interview with Jonathan Franzen
TIME Magazine honoured Jonathan Franzen as a "Great American Novelist".
Known also for his love of birds, in his interview with EuroNatur
he talks about his trip to the Balkans where he researched some of the
worst areas of bird hunting.
15. October 2013
The Karst poljes in the Dinaric Alps play a key role in the conservation of waders and waterfowl. Preserving these valuable biotopes was the subject of an international workshop in Bosnia-Herzegovina in early October, organised by EuroNatur and its partners Naše ptice and Naša baština.
7. October 2013
Last year UNESCO officially recognised floodplains in Hungary and Croatia that comprise the lion’s share of the planned Mura, Drava and Danube biosphere reserve. Now the Serbian government has followed suit: on 27 September it applied to UNESCO to have valuable river landscapes along the Croatian-Serbian border accepted for this trans-boundary protected area.
2. October 2013
“The cornerstones for a tri-national protected area in the Šar Mountains have been laid – now this concept has to come to life”, says EuroNatur project manager Thies Geertz. To pick up ideas to implement in their own project, local stakeholders from Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo visited Goričko Nature Park in Slovenia at the borders to Austria and Hungary. The study tour was organised by EuroNatur.
9. September 2013
Annual report 2012: Strong voice for the European nature
The loss of biodiversity continues unabated, there is still no sign of a binding climate change convention, and day-in day-out valuable natural and cultural landscapes are being sacrificed for infrastructure developments. But there are also encouraging examples! Some you might find in reading our recently published annual report 2012.
16. August 2013
Magically glowing autumn leaves, a moor frog in nuptial colours and a botanical beauty with turban: for this year’s photo competition "Natural Treasures in Europe" 640 photographers from 26 countries have gone on photo safari and captured the wild variety of Europe’s nature in fascinating pictures.
10. August 2013
From August 7th to 10th, 2013, the Slovenian Stork Village Velika Polana hosted the 10th annual conference of the European Stork Villages network. About 40 participants from 10 countries met up to develop solutions for the future of stork conservation.
15. July 2013
Supported by EuroNatur and WWF, numerous partner NGOs from Croatia and Hungary, together with politicians from both countries, celebrated the first international “Amazon of Europe day” on July 14th. The event aimed for calling attention to the high ecological value of Europe’s last pristine river systems and the threats they are facing.
8. July 2013
Now it’s official: The Government of Albania declared the Albanian part of Prespa National Park a Ramsar site. EuroNatur assisted the preparatory work in the past years.