#GivingTuesday 2017: SaveParadiseForests

The #GivingTuesday Initiative has been established as a countermovement to the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy. On the 28th of November, people around the world are called upon to make their contribution to social involvement. EuroNatur focuses on the campaign SaveParadiseForests for this year’s #GivingTuesday. Take part in the #GivingTuesday 2017 by donating for the protection of the largest old-growth forests within the EU! © Matthias Schickhofer/EuroNatur

Wonderful marvels of nature: 24. Photo competition “European Treasures of Nature”

Since 24 years EuroNatur and partners invite amateur and professional photographers to go exploring with their camera. Whether breathtaking landscapes, special moments or hidden beauty – the spectacular pictures are as diverse as Europe’s nature. The twelve winner pictures have been chosen. They will constitute the large-sized EuroNatur wall calendar. Other fantastic photos are part of a photo exhibition in the Bavarian Forest from September 17th-December 17th. © Daniel Biber

A network for storks

Agricultural intensification in Europe is giving the white stork a tough time. EuroNatur’s initiative “European Stork Villages” acts as a counterbalance to increasing habitat loss. Since 1994 EuroNatur is honouring European communities that are home to a large stork population and care for their protection in the long run. This created a Europe-wide network for the protection of these fascinating birds - now with an own homepage: www.storkvillages.net © Guido Sachse

Crime Scene Adriatic – Bird hunting on the Balkans

Every year European migratory birds set out on the energy-sapping flight across the Mediterranean Sea. However, instead of finding a resting place at the coastline, they are already awaited by hunters. According to estimates, far more than two million birds are shot every year along the Adriatic Flyway. In order to put a stop to bird hunting, EuroNatur campaigns for the protection of additional resting areas, creates awareness among locals and cooperates with the people to develop alternatives to bird hunting. © Willi Rolfes

Lifeline: the European Green Belt

EuroNatur thinks nature conservation across borders. The “European Green Belt” initiative is a classic example of how EuroNatur puts this approach into practice. Forming a corridor of habitats with an extraordinary biodiversity, the European Green Belt stretches along the former Iron Curtain from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea. Together with its partners, EuroNatur works to preserve and advance this unique habitat network. © Ljubomir Stefanov

Balkan rivers: The Blue Heart of Europe

They still exist on the Balkans – the wild and pristine river landscapes. This is where Europe’s blue heart is beating. More that 80% of rivers in South-Eastern Europe are in a high or a good ecological status. These are true hotspots of biodiversity. However, plans for hydropower plants along the Sava and Co. are threatening this natural treasure. EuroNatur, RiverWatch and partner organisations in Balkan countries are fighting to preserve this unique European natural heritage. © Goran Safarek

EuroNatur – Nature conservation without borders

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.

News

White Storks go online

The network of European Stork villages now has its own website. Visitors to the site www.storkvillages.net can find out about this charismatic bird,...

Network for the conservation of the threatened Karst Poljes

There was lively participation in the concluding international workshop for the preservation of the Karst Poljes in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Fifty two...

New blood for lynxes on the Balkans

Three lynxes caught by camera trap in Albania and Macedonia

German Environmental Prize awarded to Hubert Weiger

He is one of the trailblazers of the European Green Belt. Yesterday, Prof. Dr. Hubert Weiger received the German Environmental Prize in Braunschweig....

Hydropower plant in Romania: Successful court case, but construction continues

Positive court ruling, yet no reason to celebrate: Construction works for the hydropower plant at the Jiu River will continue. The Romanian...

Hands off Vjosa!

“Mos ma prek Vjosën (Hands off Vjosa!)” was the slogan at an atmospheric open air concert held in Tirana, where musicians let everyone hear about the...

EuroNatur Award 2017 assigned

For the Preservation of the Salina Ulcinj: Gudrun Steinacker is winner of the EuroNatur Award 2017

Fox in the Snow is best image in photo competition

This was the second time the Balkan Green Belt photo competition funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation had been held. The overall...

Cooperation, not separation

++ Conservationists on the Balkans counteract national egoisms ++ Second international “European Green Belt Day” was complete success ++ Largest event...

Two new animal species discovered in the area of projected dam on Vjosa

++ International research team finds 300 animal species in only one week, including a new fish and stonefly species ++ Sediment transport could grind...

Demolition for the sake of nature

Last week, bird conservationists of several organisations pulled down illegal shooting boxes in the Croatian part of the Neretva Delta in cooperation...

Impressive pictures of the Balkans

Picturesque water landscapes, stunning mountains, and diverse wildlife. For the second photo contest “Balkan Green Belt”, once again numerous...

Romanian natural treasure threatened by hydropower project

EuroNatur and its partner organisations run the campaigns “SaveParadiseForests” and “Save the Blue Heart of Europe” to save the river and forest gems...

Nature conservation work 2016: EuroNatur takes stock

As conservationists we face many challenges, some of which are quite overwhelming. However, the 2016 EuroNatur Annual Report shows once again that we...

Dedication to internationally significant wetland area

++ Gudrun Steinacker receives EuroNatur Award 2017 ++ German ambassador (ret.) to Montenegro strongly advocated protection of Ulcinj Salina ++

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