Nature conservation in Europe – that's what EuroNatur stands for

We lead projects all over Europe to protect precious wildlife and habitats. We believe that humans and nature should coexist in harmony. We work together, across borders. We support people who are calling for change. Learn more!

© Ilka Beermann

Balkan rivers: The Blue Heart of Europe

In the Balkans, more than 3,500 hydropower plants are either planned or already under construction. They pose a threat to the last free-flowing rivers in Europe. We want to protect these rivers and their ecosystems as well as raise awareness of the destructive impacts that hydropower plants have on nature.

© Goran Safarek

Old-growth forests in Europe

In the Romanian Carpathians, real primary forests still exist, but they are disappearing at breathtaking speed. The timber mafia is cutting down forests on a massive scale. With its #SaveParadiseForests campaign, EuroNatur wants to help put a stop to this ruthless exploitation.

© Matthias Schickhofer

Migratory birds in Europe

Migratory birds are exposed to many dangers on their long journeys; these include illegal bird hunting, habitat loss and collisions with power lines. We want to minimise these risks and are campaigning for intact and safe resting places on migration routes.

© Willi Rolfes

Protecting Bears, Wolves and Lynx

Europe's large carnivores play an important role in the ecosystem. We work to ensure that bears, wolves and lynx are protected and we are paving the way for their return. As part of this, we are developing solutions with local people that allow for a peaceful coexistence.

© Wolf Steiger

The European Green Belt: a Lifeline

Forming a corridor of habitats with extraordinary biodiversity, the European Green Belt stretches across Europe, along the line of the former Iron Curtain. Together with its partners, EuroNatur is working to preserve and drive forward this unique habitat network.

© Ljubomir Stefanov

EuroNatur: Committed to Europe's natural heritage

Natural treasures are subject to overexploitation everywhere. EuroNatur stands for a different way.

The foundation’s nature and species conservation projects help preserve Europe’s nature in its beauty and diversity. EuroNatur protects large-scale natural landscapes as well as ecologically valuable cultural landscapes throughout Europe.

EuroNatur projects are designed for the long term and involve the needs of local people. We strive not only for the protection of wildlife and its habitats in Europe, but also for an ecologically sustainable development of the respective region – in harmony with nature.

We emphasize cooperating with local partner organisations and provide our partners in the EuroNatur project areas with the necessary support that enables them to effectively protect nature.

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Attention for Red4Nature campaign

On 22 and 23 June, artists and EuroNatur employees attracted attention in Brussels with two high-visibility events. With artworks and a flash video,…

Albanian Government signs commitment to establish a Vjosa Wild River National Park

++ Albania takes an important step towards protecting the Vjosa River as government signs commitment to collaborate on Europe’s first Wild River…

EU recovery plans – a threat to nature

++ The Recovery and Resilience Facility (EUR 672.5 billion) – claimed by the European Commission to be the main driver for Europe’s ‘green recovery’ -…

New Brown bear project just started

An important step for the protection of the Dinaric-Pindos bear population: In close cooperation with our partners in the Balkans and the Italian…

Putin's war of aggression and the EU’s Energy Crisis

Russia invaded Ukraine. Our blog-author Bruna Campos is still shocked by what is happening. War is sickening and there is never an excuse to start…

Bird conservationists campaign for a safe Adriatic Flyway

++ Bird migration is in full swing ++ Every year, thousands of migratory birds are killed illegally in the Balkans ++ 4th Adriatic Flyway Conference…

World Water Day 2022 - Groundwater: The Liver of our Rivers

The theme of this year’s World Water Day is “making the invisible visible” with a special emphasis on the importance of groundwater.

Hydropower as a climate saviour? A myth long outdated

River valleys are fertile habitats for humans and animals. Destroying them – to generate supposedly climate-friendly hydropower – has nothing to do…

Four Cinereous Vultures poisoned in Bulgaria

Tragedy for nature conservation in Bulgaria: Several released Cinereous Vultures were poisoned near the village of Ticha. A bitter setback for the…

Bird Flu at Lake Prespa, Greece

The H5N1 avian influenza, or ‘bird flu’, virus has been particularly rampant this winter. The death of thousands of cranes in the Hula Valley in…

Can forests really be all things to all people?

We have high expectations of our forests. They should provide diverse habitats, fulfil our wildly-romantic desires, act as carbon sinks and, at the…

Illegal logging of Romania’s natural forests increases despite court threat

New data reveal that the destruction of the EU’s last large remaining primary and old-growth forests in Romania is continuing unabated.

BESTbelt - More power for the European Green Belt

++ EU-funded project „BESTbelt“ starts with calls to proposals ++ Initiative aims to make it easier for local nature conservation organisations…

Last Webinar on White Storks

The four-part webinar series on "Human impacts on the ecology of the white stork" is coming to an end. The last event will take place on Saturday, 19 …

EuroNatur starts new energy transition blog

Are nuclear and gas really sustainable energy sources? The proposals announced by the EU Commission on New Year’s Eve have now come into effect:…

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