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Science delegation explores intact Vjosa Delta

++ 40 Scientists collaborate to assess biodiversity and advocate for inclusion in the Vjosa Wild River National Park amidst threats of mass tourism ++

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Stop the deforestation! 106,000 people are calling for protection of Romania’s forests

++ Successful petition for Romania's primary and old-growth forests ++ NGOs are protesting in Brussels against the inaction of EU Environment Commissioner Sinkevičius ++ Infringement proceedings for illegal logging stuck ++

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More than 111,000 votes for better Odra River protection

++ Petition to protect the Odra River signed by over 111,000 people ++ Handover to EU Environment Commissioner ++ Virginius Sinkevičius is hesitant ++

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Protest action on the Albanian Shushica River

++ The entire valley of the Shushica stands up against the diversion of its water ++ Albanian government wants to drain the water from the Vjosa tributary ++ Vjosa National Park in danger after just one year ++

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Better protection for the Balkan lynx

++ The Conference on the Convention of Migratory Species (CMS) takes place in Uzbekistan ++ The Balkan lynx is now also included in the agreement ++ Range states commit to measures to protect the critically endangered cat ++

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Digging deep for (bio)diversity

++ Urgent initial restoration work completed at the Ulcinj salt works ++ Dams and dykes regulate the water balance in the salt pans ++ World Wetlands Day puts the spotlight on the importance of wetlands for human well-being ++

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A voyage of discovery in Europe's nature

Start of “European Treasures of Nature 2024” international photography competition

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Ongoing airport construction in Albania causes extreme concern at Bern Convention

++ Bern Convention urges Albanian government to stop construction works in protected Vjosa/Narta area – again ++ Planned Vlora airport near Narta lagoon threatens biodiversity in the Vjosa delta, especially for migratory birds. ++ Vjosa ecosystem endangered despite national park status ++

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EuroNatur Award 2023: Signal of support for the protection of rivers in Poland

++ Polish Save the Rivers Coalition has received the EuroNatur Award ++ Odra expansion must be halted ++ Optimism for nature conservation in Poland following parliamentary elections ++

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EuroNatur Award for Polish Save the Rivers Coalition

++ This year's EuroNatur Award goes to Koalicja Ratujmy Rzeki ++ The award is also a political signal for more nature conservation in Poland and all neighbouring countries ++

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