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Where storks are "honorary citizens"

The ball that EuroNatur set rolling 15 years ago with its initiative "European Stork-Villages", is rolling splendidly: More and more awarded villages take active part in the Europe-wide ecological network for the protection of storks.

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First achievements in the fight against bird hunting on the Balkans

By changing its hunting laws, Montenegro has taken an important step towards an EU-membership. Montenegro is the second country on the Eastern Adriatic coast after EU-member Slovenia, which stops the hunting season on January 15, thus implementing one requirement of the EU- Directive on the conservation of wild birds.

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Future for rare breeds

Many species of domestic animals are endangered and already rare. Breeds of cows, goats, donkeys and horses are often lost. The objective of the pan-European project ELBARN is to create a network of establishments active in the in-situ conservation of autochthonous breeds.

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Crime scene Adriatic Coast: Migratory birds in focus

Habitat destruction and bird hunting turn the Balkan Peninsula into a dangerous course for migratory birds. The international conference on the protection of migratory birds helped significantly to reach the objective of improving the dramatic situation on the Balkans.

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Traditional butchers in danger

On 29 April 2004 the new EU hygiene regulations were published in the EU Official Journal and came into force on 1 January 2006. A study carried out by EuroNatur in cooperation with NEULAND e.V. set out to assess whether the scope created with the new regulations was in fact being used in the interest of the small, traditional butcher shops and whether there are stumbling blocks creating problems with the approval process.

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Clearing the way for Europe's wild animals

Especially Europe's bears, wolves and lynx are threatened by the fragmentation of their habitats. In view of the rapid expansion of road and rail networks, above all in Central and Southeast Europe, this situation becomes more and more precarious.

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Crime Scene Adriatic Coast - Bird Hunting on the Balkans

Like every year, the migratory birds are returning from their wintering grounds in southern Europe and Africa. Yet, how many of them eventually arrive at their destination is a gamble

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NatuRegio Seminar “Conservation of migrating birds in Eastern Europe”

EuroNatur together with Green Balkans organizes the NatuRegio-seminar "Conservation of migrating birds in Eastern Europe” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from 08 – 12 January 2009

NatuRegio-website

Seminar-programme (pdf)

Feed for Scavengers

As a result of the EU-Regulation 1774/2002 of how to deal with carcasses of dead farm animals such as cattle, sheep and goats, there is a substantial lack of animal carrion to feed numerous scavengers such as large carnivores and omnivores and others, providing the ecologically needed amount of animal carrion to ensure the preservation of these species. In this analysis EuroNatur together with her Spanish partners demands adjustments of the new formulation of the Regulation from the European Union.

Please read the analysis in english oder spanish (Alimentación para especies necrófagas).

„NatuRegio“ – new perspectives for young nature conservationists

One year vocational training including two stays in Germany with seminars, excursions and placements in interesting institutions. This is what the initative “NatuRegio-Trainees for Nature” offers to ten young conservationists from Romania and Bulgaria.

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White Storks go online

The network of European Stork villages now has its own website. Visitors to the site www.storkvillages.net can find out about this charismatic bird,...

Network for the conservation of the threatened Karst Poljes

There was lively participation in the concluding international workshop for the preservation of the Karst Poljes in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Fifty two...

New blood for lynxes on the Balkans

Three lynxes caught by camera trap in Albania and Macedonia

German Environmental Prize awarded to Hubert Weiger

He is one of the trailblazers of the European Green Belt. Yesterday, Prof. Dr. Hubert Weiger received the German Environmental Prize in Braunschweig....

Hydropower plant in Romania: Successful court case, but construction continues

Positive court ruling, yet no reason to celebrate: Construction works for the hydropower plant at the Jiu River will continue. The Romanian...

Hands off Vjosa!

“Mos ma prek Vjosën (Hands off Vjosa!)” was the slogan at an atmospheric open air concert held in Tirana, where musicians let everyone hear about the...

EuroNatur Award 2017 assigned

For the Preservation of the Salina Ulcinj: Gudrun Steinacker is winner of the EuroNatur Award 2017

Fox in the Snow is best image in photo competition

This was the second time the Balkan Green Belt photo competition funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation had been held. The overall...

Cooperation, not separation

++ Conservationists on the Balkans counteract national egoisms ++ Second international “European Green Belt Day” was complete success ++ Largest event...

Two new animal species discovered in the area of projected dam on Vjosa

++ International research team finds 300 animal species in only one week, including a new fish and stonefly species ++ Sediment transport could grind...

Demolition for the sake of nature

Last week, bird conservationists of several organisations pulled down illegal shooting boxes in the Croatian part of the Neretva Delta in cooperation...

Impressive pictures of the Balkans

Picturesque water landscapes, stunning mountains, and diverse wildlife. For the second photo contest “Balkan Green Belt”, once again numerous...

Romanian natural treasure threatened by hydropower project

EuroNatur and its partner organisations run the campaigns “SaveParadiseForests” and “Save the Blue Heart of Europe” to save the river and forest gems...

Nature conservation work 2016: EuroNatur takes stock

As conservationists we face many challenges, some of which are quite overwhelming. However, the 2016 EuroNatur Annual Report shows once again that we...

Dedication to internationally significant wetland area

++ Gudrun Steinacker receives EuroNatur Award 2017 ++ German ambassador (ret.) to Montenegro strongly advocated protection of Ulcinj Salina ++

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