People at work for Europe's natural heritage

What would Europe's natural heritage be without the people who work to preserve it? We let them have their say.
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Experience nature with all your senses!

EuroNatur and Crossbill Guides launch travel guide collaboration. In an interview, Dirk Hilbers reveals what inspires him and explains what ecotourism has to do with nature conservation.

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“My mummy protects the trees”

Raluca Nicolae from Agent Green is someone prepared to take on seemingly overpowering opponents. This 36-year-old mother of two gave up a steady job in business to dedicate herself full-time to protecting the ancient forests of Romania. Her goal is to mobilise society to oppose the felling of the forests in the Carpathian Mountains. Her work is supported by EuroNatur.

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A nature conservationist and globetrotter

The translations for the English web site of EuroNatur are mainly carried out by voluntary translators. One of them is Iain Macmillan. The 66 year old Englishman, who worked for many years as a language teacher, is – very British – an enthusiastic rower and birdwatcher.

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A bodyguard that barks

As puppies they are cute and cuddly but at just a few months old they are ready to take on bears and wolves to protect the sheep entrusted to them. We’re talking about herd guard dogs.

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An interview with Ryan Gellert, Patagonia CEO

Patagonia makes sports jackets and sells climbing ropes, tents and all things designed to enhance the outdoor experience. But that's not all. For many years, the company has also supported our efforts to protect the Balkan rivers. Patagonia uses its skills and resources to create awareness and, through its brand reputation, helps to open important doors. In this interview, Ryan Gellert talks about the project which is so close to his heart - the Vjosa National Park - and about why striving solely to maximize profit is no longer an appropriate business strategy.

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News

Environmental groups suing the Albanian authorities for the illegal construction of the Vlora Airport

Environmental groups challenge the contract for the construction of Vlora International Airport as null due to the irregularities and the violation of…

Polish expansion plans could finish the Oder off

++ Government in Warsaw plans to narrow and deepen the German-Polish border river ++ Nature conservation organisations file complaint with EU ++…

Project BESTbelt offers new opportunities along the European Green Belt

It was 33 years ago that the Berlin Wall fell, signalling the beginning of a new era. A unique opportunity presented itself, not only for German…

‘Destructive, undemocratic and possibly illegal’

Green groups slate leaked EU renewables emergency measures: EU plans for an emergency regulation to accelerate renewable energy deployment are highly…

EuroNatur Award 2022: A signal of support for primary forest conservation and a show of solidarity with Ukraine

++ Forest conservationists receive the EuroNatur Award 2022 ++ Europe's last primary forests under massive pressure ++ War against Ukraine hampers…

Rejection of hydropower plants in the National Park - North Macedonia revokes concessions

++ A milestone that puts wind into the sails of NGOs’ fight for free-flowing rivers ++ A vital first step to continue the protection of rivers in all…

Disappointing compromises after vote in EU Parliament

Disappointment prevails after the vote in Strasbourg on the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). MEPs have failed to advance energy solutions that will…

Last vultures released into the wild in Bulgaria

++ Two female Cinereous Vultures have been released into the wild in Bulgaria ++ Seven-year project has been completed successfully ++ 3rd September…

Environmental Organisations Present Key Requirements for an Oder River Action Programme

Turn the Oder disaster into an opportunity for ecological revitalisation

Oder catastrophe: Completely clarify causes and ensure restoration of the Oder

The environmental disaster in the Oder River is man-made, that much is certain. Decisive steps are needed now.

Drought at Ulcinj Salina

Drought and inadequate water management have caused the Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro to all but dry up. Conservationists can at least see a positive…

Preliminary Report of the Neretva Science Week

The first findings of the Neretva Science Week were summarized in a report. It provides preliminary impressions, highlights and an overview from the…

Stork village meeting in Taraš in Serbia

At long last a meeting face to face: After a pause of two years enforced by Covid, representatives from seven European Stork Villages met together in…

High risks for hydropower investments in the Balkans

Greenfield large hydropower investments across southeast Europe (1) face major risks and low realisation rates, according to a new report by CEE…