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. Join us!

© 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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Bern Convention targets crimes against nature

Dams, power plants, airports: numerous complaints from nature conservation organizations against destructive projects in the Balkans

New Position Paper: Energy generation without destroying nature is the path to climate neutrality 2040

Reduce, prioritise, restore: How to consume and generate energy to tackle the climate and nature crises.

Resistance Against Construction of Airport in Albania

Despite constant pressure from national and international NGOs, the Albanian government is sticking to the construction of a major airport near Vlora…

Award for Slovenian river conservationist

The biologist Andreja Slameršek was awarded the Wolfgang Staab Nature Conservation Prize on 11th November, a recognition of her tireless campaigning…

Albanian municipality on the Balkan Green Belt honoured with award

The small town of Kukës in northeastern Albania has been recognised as a Model Municipality of the European Green Belt. EuroNatur Executive Director…

EU Pilot Project Strengthens Nature Conservation at the European Green Belt

On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall came down – the beginning of the end of the Iron Curtain. 32 years later, the EU-funded project „BEST Belt“ aims…

Still a long way to go for Western Balkan states

EU Commission presents country reports on accession candidates

Demand: EIB has to improve environmental and social standards

The European Investment Bank has financed a series of damaging hydropower projects since 2010 which underline the need to tighten its environmental…

Mark of support for biodiversity: EuroNatur Award presented to World Biodiversity Council researchers

++ Researchers working for the World Biodiversity Council IPBES have received the 2021 EuroNatur Award ++ Science is drawing attention to dramatic…

Saving biodiversity: Researchers of IPBES receive EuroNatur Award

++ Researchers of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) are being awarded the EuroNatur Prize…

Two studies for the restoration of the Sava River and its floodplain published

Two brand-new studies for the revitalization of the Sava River and its floodplain have been published presented to key stakeholders from 19 to 22…

Renewed violence against environmental activists in Romania

A forest conservationist and two journalists have been brutally beaten up by suspected illegal loggers in the Carpathians. This is not the first case…

Mura-Drava-Danube Designated a Biosphere Reserve

Now it is official: along the three rivers Danube, Drava and Mura there is now Europe‘s largest river reserve. Spanning a length of 700 kilometres, it…

Ulcinj Salina: 2 Years RAMSAR Site

Two years ago, on 10 September 2019, the Ulcinj Salina in the South of Montenegro was declared as a RAMSAR site, a Wetland of International…

Bat roost safeguarded for the future

++ Building work on the “Old Brewery” in Frankfurt (Oder) completed ++ Hibernation roost for more than 1,200 bats ++ International conference…

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