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. © 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

Natural Wonders: 24th Photo Competition “European Treasures of Nature”

This year, too, 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. Join in and send your best photographs to EuroNatur until 31st of March, 2017. The twelve winner pictures will constitute the large-sized EuroNatur wall calendar. © Berndt Fischer

Fighting for Europe’s last old-growth forests

Romania is the last country in the European Union harbouring really primeval forests on a large scale. But they are vanishing at breath-taking speed. The timber mafia is massively cutting down the forests. By launching the campaign #SaveParadiseForests, EuroNatur and the Romanian NGO Agent Green send a strong signal for the conservation of Europe’s last paradise forests. © Matthias Schickhofer

#SaveParadiseForests

Join in and spread the word! Romania’s paradise forests are among the few remnants of untamed, free nature left in Europe. Please help us to save them from being cut down. Sign our international petition to the Romanian government! © Matthias Schickhofer/EuroNatur

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.

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Handover of the Memorandum for Protection of the Primary Forest Heritage of Romania

Primary forests in Romania receive prominent support from all over the world. 200 scientists and forest ecology experts from 27 countries and three...

#SaveParadiseForests-Campaign: Activists stopp Wood Trucks

Agent Green activists, scientists and mountaineers stop logging trucks in Romania to raise alarm about paradise forest destruction +++ Forest...

Maya’s new necklace

In Macedonia’s Stogovo mountain range, nature conservationists have succeeded in catching a female Balkan lynx and fitting her with a tracking device....

Romania’s old-growth forests under imminent danger

EuroNatur and Agent Green raise the alarm: A bill is proposed to lower fines for illegal logging and destruction of primeval forests in Romania +++...

Albania: European Parliament demands national park for Vjosa and stop to hydropower projects

In the current Enlargement Report of the European Parliament, the Parliament explicitly criticizes the Albanian government in regards to its...

14 February 2017: A historic day for transboundary Prespa

The environmental NGOs urge the three littoral countries and the European Union to quickly move ahead with the operation of the transboundary Prespa...

New hope for Romania’s old-growth forests

Early this week Romanian Minister of Waters and Forests, Adriana Petcu, received a weighty petition from EuroNatur partner organisation Agent Green:...

More work to be done

In December 2016, the EU Commission decided to improve the implementation of its nature conservation Directives. Following this at the end of January,...

Dash to the Finish Line in Our Photo Competition

The heat is on: EuroNatur is calling on all nature photographers to submit their top five pictures of Europe's fascinating natural world by 31st March...

“White Book Sava” presented

On the occasion of this year’s World Wetland Day on February 2, the environmental organisations Riverwatch and EuroNatur today present the “”White...

Hunting ban because of snow and frost

Freeze and heavy snowfall claimed a high number of victims among water birds on the Balkans. On top of that, hunting is putting huge pressure on the...

New Hope for Balkan Rivers

Funding for the two large hydropower projects in Mavrovo National Park, Macedonia, has been axed. After the World Bank withdrew from financing the...

No to construction projects in the national park!

In the Montenegrin national park Lake Skadar, those in charge of the controversial construction project “Porto Skadar Laker” want to create facts on...

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Scientists call environmental assessment for Vjosa hydropower project a farce

Renowned scientists from Austria and Germany have analysed the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the hydropower project Poçem on the Vjosa...

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