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Dash to the Finish Line in Our Photo Competition

The heat is on: EuroNatur is calling on all nature photographers to submit their top five pictures of Europe's fascinating natural world by 31st March 2017.

 

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“White Book Sava” presented

On the occasion of this year’s World Wetland Day on February 2, the environmental organisations Riverwatch and EuroNatur today present the “”White Book Sava” – a comprehensive work about one of the ecologically most valuable but least known rivers of Europe.

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Hunting ban because of snow and frost

Freeze and heavy snowfall claimed a high number of victims among water birds on the Balkans. On top of that, hunting is putting huge pressure on the birds. Now Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Greece responded to this situation by temporarily suspending hunting.

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New Hope for Balkan Rivers

Funding for the two large hydropower projects in Mavrovo National Park, Macedonia, has been axed. After the World Bank withdrew from financing the hydropower plant ‘Lukovo Pole’ already in December 2015, now also the EBRD declared to pull out of the project ‘Boskov Most’.

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No to construction projects in the national park!

In the Montenegrin national park Lake Skadar, those in charge of the controversial construction project “Porto Skadar Laker” want to create facts on the ground: Shortly before Christmas the first excavators arrived. But it is not too late to stop the project going forward. Sign the petition of the citizens’ initiative “Save Skadar Lake”!

 

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Merry christmas!

We wish all our friends, partners and supporters a happy and peaceful Christmas time and a wonderful new year.



Scientists call environmental assessment for Vjosa hydropower project a farce

Renowned scientists from Austria and Germany have analysed the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the hydropower project Poçem on the Vjosa river in Albania. According to the experts the EIA is a farce. It does not even meet minimum requirements and is thus not suitable to predict environmental impacts of the projected hydropower plant.

 

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Better protection against electrocution

From this summer, Lesser Kestrels and other large birds are much less likely to fall victim to electrocution in the Sakar Mountains in Bulgaria. More than 200 power line poles have been rendered safe by applying insulating bird protection caps.

 

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Arbitrariness by authorities and delusive laws undermine protection of primeval forests in Romania

Romania harbours the largest old-growth forests in Europe, but they vanish at breath-taking speed.

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European conservation standards will not be tampered with

The EU directives on nature conservation will not be relaxed or weakened. On the contrary, in future efforts will be made to ensure they are better implemented. This was confirmed by the EU commission yesterday.

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Extension of Primeval Beech Forests World Heritage Site: Great Success for Dedicated Efforts

For several years, ten European countries and a number of nature conservation NGOs, including EuroNatur, had been jointly working towards the...

Forest Alert: Romanian Ministry Attacks Own Primary Forest Protection Laws

Ministry surprisingly neglects the existence of its 2005 published inventory on primary forest areas in the country.

Joy of motherhood for Maya

Great news from Macedonia: a baby Balkan lynx has been born! This is the first time scientists have succeeded in taking pictures of lynx young, since...

Building frenzy in Albanian pelican paradise

The Karavasta Lagoon at Albania’s Adriatic coast is one of the most important wetlands on the Balkans. However, a building company plans to construct...

Hydropower project Kalivaç revisited

Albanian government re-opens the concession procedure for the Kalivaç HPP++ NGOs prepare their opposition

A Network for the White Stork

From 16 to 20 May 2017, the 14th conference of European Stork Villages was held in Poros, Greece ++ Storks, too, fall victim to poaching on their...

Hunt for images of the Balkan Green Belt

Nine photo competitions – one goal: the most beautiful photograph of the Balkan Green Belt! Nine of EuroNatur’s partner organisations in the states...

Pelicans eagerly breeding on Lake Skadar

The Dalmatian Pelicans on Lake Skadar are in the midst of their breeding season. Closely packed, the large birds are sitting on their nests – in the...

Dam project stopped for the present

++ Albanian Court stops dam project on the Vjosa ++ Success for nature conservation and affected residents ++

 

Scientists for Vjosa

++ 25 scientists from Austria, Albania, Germany and Slovenia research Europe’s last wild river for a week ++ Press conference held on river island ++

International support for natural paradise in Montenegro

European natural treasure still threatened in Montenegro – is protecting the Salina Ulcinj beyond the power of the Montenegrin government? +++ Nature...

Active for nature conservation in Europe for 30 years

Nature conservation foundation EuroNatur celebrates 30th anniversary +++ Ongoing efforts for Europe’s natural treasures

European Parliament discusses Sava River

++ Opportunities for and threats to one of the most valuable rivers of Europe ++ Unique potential for natural flood control identified

Handover of the Memorandum for Protection of the Primary Forest Heritage of Romania

Primary forests in Romania receive prominent support from all over the world. 200 scientists and forest ecology experts from 27 countries and three...

#SaveParadiseForests-Campaign: Activists stopp Wood Trucks

Agent Green activists, scientists and mountaineers stop logging trucks in Romania to raise alarm about paradise forest destruction +++ Forest...

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