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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 species extinction ++ Biodiversity crisis a threat to humanity ++

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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 2021 ++ Dramatic species extinction is a result of human activity ++ The biodiversity crisis and the climate crisis go hand in hand ++

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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 26th-28th October 2021 ++

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Stop species extinction! EuroNatur Award for World Biodiversity Council Researchers

++ EuroNatur Award 2021 goes to scientists from IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) ++ Body cautions tirelessly on biodiversity loss ++

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Goldman Environmental Prize for the “Brave Women of Kruščica”

++ River defenders from Bosnia and Herzegovina win the Goldman Environmental Prize ++ For the second time in the past three years an activist has has received this prestigious award for campaigning against hydro power in the Balkans ++

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Science week at the Vjosa tributaries

++ 35 scientists from Austria, Albania, Italy and Germany assess the two major Vjosa tributaries for a week ++ Data will be used to fight planned hydropower projects in Albanian court ++

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EU funds for the destruction of nature?

For years, EuroNatur and its partner organisations have been fighting against the controversial Mokrice hydropower plant on the Sava River. The Slovenian government is now trying to finance the construction through the backdoor of the EU recovery funds.

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Bird paradise in Albania threatened by construction of an airport

++ An airport is to be built in the Narta Lagoon on the Adriatic ++ A stopover site of major international importance for migratory water birds ++ 8th May is World Migratory Bird Day ++

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Pressure continues for a Vjosa National Park as new government forms in Albania

The election may be over, but the fight for the Vjosa is not.

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Activists demand European political support for a Vjosa National Park in Albania

++ The new slogan, Vjosa National Park Now, is a plea to protect Europe’s last big wild river ++

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Brown Bear

Seen as a predator with a sweet tooth, a much loved model for soft toys yet outlawed and hunted down as a blood-thirsty beast: the brown bear.

Lynx

Lithe and skillful, the lynx is a shy, lone hunter. If it is to survive in Europe and if the population is to be undisturbed enough to increase in number, intensive protection measures will be required.

Wolf

Mankind's relationship to the wolf is ambivalent – on the one hand the animal is admired as a skilled and untiring hunter but also ill-famed as Isengrim the bloodthirsty and persecuted.

Migratory birds

Always to be where living conditions are best: this is a luxury that only those with wings can afford.

Green Belt

Across 12 500 kilometres (over 7700 miles) the Green Belt stretches along the one-time Iron Curtain forming a corridor of habitats for an exceptional diversity of species.

Rivers in Europe

Where in Germany can you still find the original wild rivers? You'll need a magnifying glass. But in the Balkans such utopias still exist on a large scale, even today.

EuroNatur award

Environmental award since 1992.

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