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Bulgaria Violates European Nature Protection Law

In several cases Bulgaria has failed to appropriately protect its natural heritage and has violated the regulations under the nature protection law of the European Union. These are the accusations which were addressed to the Bulgarian government by the European Commission at the beginning of October.

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Greek island community near Rhodos protects migratory birds from Germany

Tilos is an excellent example to show how undisturbed resting areas along migration routes contribute to an effective bird protection.For their long-time commitment in bird protection the Greek community Tilos was awarded with the EuroNatur prize.

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New EuroNatur-project: Dragoman Marsh in Bulgaria

Today with an official meeting of all project partners, representatives of local and national administrations and local people of the small town of Dragoman a new project for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development was launched in western Bulgaria.

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Germany’s most rare breeding bird is illegally shot in Croatia and Serbia

The Ferruginous Duck is one of the most rare breeding birds in Germany. Hence the shooting of hundreds of Ferruginous Ducks continuing during their breeding season, as it is happening in Serbia and Croatia these days, was fiercely criticised by the European Nature Heritage Fund EuroNatur.

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Nature Photography Competition "Nature Treasures of Europe"

The Orange Tip, the Crested Tit and the Muskox are this year's stars among the nature treasures of Europe. The twelve awarded photographs …

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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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Plans for hydropower plants on the Mura halted

Good news for the Mura: Slovenian Environment Minister Jure Leben has called a halt to the construction of all planned hydropower plants on the Mura...

Back to Freedom

At the beginning of February, our Greek partners at MOm released a young Mediterranean monk seal back into the Aegean Sea. Prior to that, they had...

The protection of the Ulcinj Salina is a precondition of Montenegro’s membership of the EU

++ The EU demands that Montenegro protect Ulcinj Salina ++ February 2nd is World Wetlands Day ++

Bat Count 2019

There are a lot of chilled out bats hanging around at the moment in the Frankfurt Ostquell Brewery: Bat conservationists are taking advantage of the...

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...

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