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Another victory for the “Brave Women of Kruščica”

++ Women block bridge in Bosnia-Herzegovina for over a year to protect their river ++ New attempt by the investor to vacate the bridge has been successfully fended off ++ Documentary on resistance against dams in the Balkans now available on iTunes ++

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Slovenian section of the Mur river becomes a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Good news for Central Europe's largest river landscape: UNESCO has acknowledged 29,000 hectares of floodplain of the Slovenian Mur river as a biosphere reserve. This is a further important step towards the trans-border nature protection of the "Amazon of Europe".

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Illegal construction works in Valbona-National Park are still going on

Charade of Justice in Albania: Different courts mutually cancel their decisions in the case of the planned power plant Dragobia. The suffering ones are nature and local population.

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Re-introduction of Cinereous Vultures in Bulgaria

Three young cinereous vultures are about to be released in the wild. In the eastern part of the Balkan range, our partners of Green Balkans and Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna are preparing the big birds for this upcoming step in their lives. The three vultures are supposed to prepare the way for the endangered species to be able to breed in Bulgaria again in the near future. EuroNatur is a partner of this international project.

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Nature photo safari

Sunbathing seals, ruffs in combative mood and a delicate coming-together of common blue butterflies: 892 nature enthusiasts set out on a photographic walk on the wild side for this year's "European Nature Treasures" photo competition, putting Europe's natural wonders artistically, amusingly and dramatically in the spotlight.

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Award for a River Conservationist with Passion

++ 2018 EuroNatur Award goes to Roberto Epple ++ Founding President of the European Rivers Network has devoted himself for decades to the wild rivers of Europe ++ On Sunday 8th July, the European River Swimming Day – the Big Jump – will be celebrated ++

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Blue Heart in the European Parliament

On Wednesday 27th June, there was a screening of the documentary film “Blue Heart” in the European Parliament in Brussels. In the subsequent debate between politicians and river conservationists, there was an expression of a common will to protect Europe’s last great wild rivers in the Balkans.

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Four years of successful white stork conservation

The project to preserve wet meadows and pastures has delivered great success for the white storks of Europe over the past four years. This project, initiated by EuroNatur, other nature conservation organisations, and the Stork Villages, provides an excellent basis for further approaches to protect the emblematic birds.

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Over 120.000 signatures against hydropower in the Balkans

++ Petition against the financing of dam projects in the Balkans signed by more than 120,000 people ++ Petition handed over to the EBRD in London yesterday by representatives of the Blue Heart campaign and the outdoor company Patagonia ++

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Construction stop of hydropower plant in Valbona Valley

There is hopeful news regarding the Albanian Valbona River: The Administrative Appeals Court in Tirana ruled to stop immediately all the construction work on the Dragobia Energy hydropower plant in Valbona Valley National Park!

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Counter shows forest destruction of Romanian virgin forests in real time

++ Romanian EU Presidency 2019: Eyes on Romania - and the virgin forest destruction ++ EuroNatur and Agent Green call on Romania and EU to turn...

On a voyage of discovery in Europe's nature

International photo competition “Europe’s Natural Treasures 2019” is starting

Poisoning threatens Vulture Populations in the Balkans

In the last twenty years at least 465 vultures in the Balkans have fallen victim to poisoning. This is the alarming conclusion of a study which has...

Hydropower projects on the Vjosa: Bern Convention opens case-file against Albania

++ Hydropower plant projects Poçem and Kalivaç to be suspended immediately. ++ Standing Committee to the Bern Convention recognizes imminent danger to...

Eco-Masterplan shows value of Balkan Rivers

++ 80,000 kilometers of rivers in the Balkans scientifically assessed ++ 76 percent thereof identified as no-go zones for hydropower development ++...

#GivingTuesday: Join in and help to protect our river treasures!

The countdown is on: November 27th is #GivingTuesday. This is the day when the initiative of the same name calls upon people all around the world to...

Griffon Vulture shot down in Salina Ulcinj

A Croatian griffon vulture found its last resting place in Salina Ulcinj. It is assumed that poachers shot this rare bird of prey – unfortunately not...

The European Green Belt in Thuringia is a national National Nature Monument

The unique wildlife corridor which runs along the former German-German border is getting comprehensive and lasting protection.

Activists urge EU Commission to save Romania’s Virgin Forests

EuroNatur and Agent Green: EU’s biggest nature crisis in Romania requires immediate action

Serbia to join agreement on the protection of migratory birds

EuroNatur and its Serbian partner organisation the Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia have long been working towards it, and now the first...

Launch for transnational programme to protect the Sava River

The SavaParks Network, which has been initiated by EuroNatur, received an EU funding grant for a new Sava conservation project. The launch event took...

Petition to save Europe's last virgin forests

The fourth episode of the investigative documentary series "Out of Control" shows dramatic destruction in the Romanian Calimani National Park. To...

Preserving the European Green Belt as Green Infrastructure

More than 100 representatives of 24 European countries gather from 15 to 19 October at the World Heritage Site Wartburg for the 10th Pan-European...

Three nations meet on a peak

In the context of the European Green Belt Days 2018, more than 50 people went hiking in the mountains. Their destination was the Three Countries Peak...

Swiss river conservationist receives EuroNatur Award 2018

++ EuroNatur Award 2018 goes to Roberto Epple ++ Europe-wide launch of online campaign #ProtectWater on the 9th of October ++

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