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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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Largest karst plain in Bosnia and Herzegovina achieves international recognition

EuroNatur, Youth Center Livno and WWF, applaud the new designation of Livansko polje, the largest periodically flooded karst field wordwide in Bosnia and Herzegovina and South Eastern Europe, as a wetland of international importance, under the International Ramsar Convention.

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Brave women of Kruščica win court case against dam construction

A major court victory has been won by a group of activists protecting their community and river from the threat of new dam construction.

Promises, promises…Yet another one broken by the Montenegrin government over Ulcinj Salina

++ Nature conservation organisations launch international petition ++ Demand for the immediate protection of the Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro ++...

Forest destruction in Romania: Large-scale raid against criminal network started

The anti-mafia prosecutor's office in Bucharest is finally taking action against the mafia structures of the Romanian timber industry. During a raid,...

Romania: Stopp Logging National Parks

++ Protest action in the wilderness of Domogled National Park draws public attention to environmental drama in the Carpathians ++

World premiere of the "Blue Heart" film

The film "Blue Heart" celebrated its world premiere at the disused Idbar dam in Bosnia-Herzegovina and delighted the audience.

Hope for Ulcinj Salina

Will the years of campaigning by EuroNatur and its partners for the placing under protection of Ulcinj Salina finally be rewarded? During the...

International appeal to support the brave women of Kruščica

Women wanted: A global appeal to women to travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina on 28 April to occupy for an evening a bridge as part of the Blue Heart...

New Study: Hydropower development puts Europe’s fish paradise at risk

The Balkan rivers host 113 rare and protected fish species. If the hydropower development is carried out as planned, about 10 percent of all European...

European Court of Justice ruling on Bialowieza: EU must also take action in Romania

Bialowieza: EuroNatur and Agent Green welcome ruling of European Court of Justice and call for forest aid in Romania

Bird conservationists fight for a safe Adriatic Flyway

++ Bird migration in full swing ++ Numerous birds fall victim to poachers in the Balkans ++ Third Adriatic Flyway Conference meets in Serbia ++

Countdown is on for photo competition

Hurry up now! Just ten more days left before the deadline of the photo competition “Europe’s Natural Treasures” which is celebrating its 25th...

International banks fuelling a hydropower tsunami that’s decimating pristine Balkan rivers – study

Multilateral development banks have supported no fewer than 82 hydropower projects across southeast Europe, including in protected areas, according to...

By Bike across the European Union

Two enthusiastic cyclists, five months, 11,000 kilometres: Paul Baumgärtner und Noah Kramer are experiencing the European Union in the most literal...

Timber companies dissociate from sourcing wood from Romanian national parks and primeval forests

EuroNatur and Agent Green investigate traceability of wood ++ International timber companies call on Romanian government to clarify legal situation ++...

Reunited with Maya

On 18 March last year, a female Balkan lynx called Maya was fitted with a tracking device. Over the past year, this has been providing scientists from...

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