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Record in Polish Stork Village

A farm with 126 storks is currently a great attraction in the northeast of Poland. In Pentowo, a district of Tykocin, which is situated near the wetlands of the river Narew, a single farm hosts the largest White Stork colony in Poland.

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Wolf in Valais got shot

In the morning of 11 August, game wardens of the Swiss canton Valais have killed a male wolf on Scex in the alpine region of Montana-Varneralp. The shooting took place nine days after the responsible authorities of the canton Valais had given permission to shoot at will (EuroNatur reported).

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Shoot at will on a wolf in Valais, Switzerland

On 2 August the canton Valais in southwestern Switzerland has given permission to shoot at will on a wolf in the area. Authorities claim that the animal has brought down various sheep and cows. Nature conservation organizations like EuroNatur or WWF Switzerland criticize the approach as rash and instead demand better protective measures for herds.

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Bear caught nibbling honey

There is no photo yet but there are revealing traces: A brown bear was obviously nibbling honey from a beehive at the El Coronel finca in the Cantabrian Mountains in Northern Spain this week. This is good news for EuroNatur partner Fapas because Roberto Hartasánchez, president of Fapas, and his colleagues put the beehives there on purpose, especially for the hungry predators.

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Bearded Vultures Reconquer the North of Spain

After many years of intense preparation, two juvenile bearded vultures were released to the wild in the national park Picos de Europa in the north of Spain in the mid of June for the first time. The aim is to reintroduce these birds in this area on a permanent basis, where they had become extinct.

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New Rings for Storks

Since last Friday, 50 young storks from the European Stork Village of Belozem in Bulgaria have been clearly recognisable. Field workers of Green Balkans, partner of EuroNatur, marked the stork chicks with numbered and coloured rings. EuroNatur supported this action with which the Bulgarian nature protection organization launched a nationwide ringing programme.

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Four Bikers for the Imperial Eagle

With a 3500 km cycling tour from the Netherlands to Bulgaria, conservationists are presently promoting the importance of nature conservation in Europe, especially regarding the habitat of the Imperial Eagle. At the end of their tour, they will be welcomed by Euronatur partner Green Balkans in Sakar Mountain near the Turkish border today.

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New Record in Stork Village

The European Stork Village Pentowo in the northeast of Poland, awarded by EuroNatur in 2001, has reported a new record: this year, 27 pairs of storks started to breed, more than ever before!

 

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The Venice of cultural landscapes

In the exhibition "The Neretva Delta - Where Dinaric Alps and Adriatic Sea merge", which opened on April 9 in the Ornithological Collection in the Croatian city of Metkovi?, the natural and cultural treasures of the Neretva Delta are presented to the public with inspiring display boards and exhibits. The purpose of the display boards that were designed by EuroNatur is to sensibilise people for the ecological treasures of this area and to promote the status of Nature Park on the Croatian side.

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Lynx Caught in Photo “Radar”

The EuroNatur partner organisation MES (Macedonian Ecological Society) reports a great success: with the help of a so-called photo trap, the lynx experts succeeded for the first time to prove the existence of a Balkan lynx not only in the Mavrovo National Park but now also in the Jablancia-Shebenik mountains along the borders of Macedonia and Albania.

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