What we do

Nature is at the root of all human life. A variety of species and habitats is vital for a healthy environment. This is why the EuroNatur foundation is campaigning together with its partners for a Europe with free-flowing rivers, ancient forests and a rich variety of cultural landscapes. In so doing it is helping to provide enough wild spaces for wild animals and migrating birds. In the various themed pages on our website, you can find out about a diversity of projects for species conservation and changing agricultural policy to be in harmony with nature.

If you are interested in particular topics, we recommend that you have a glance at the campaign websites of EuroNatur and its partner organisations. There you will find even more detailed information on our campaigns and initiatives.

 

Preservation of the Balkan rivers: www.balkanrivers.net

Website of the international campaign "Save the Blue Heart of Europe" for the protection of the rivers in the Balkans – German and English

Many of the Balkan rivers represent the most species-rich and untouched habitats in Europe. Yet in the next few years, nearly 3000 hydroelectric power plants are to be built there. Not even the national parks will be spared. With their campaign “Save the Blue Heart of Europe", EuroNatur and Riverwatch, together with their partner organisations and inhabitants, are fighting to save this unique natural and cultural heritage.

 

Saving Romania`s paradise forests: www.saveparadiseforests.eu

Website of the international campaign "Save Paradise Forests" for the preservation of the primeval forests in the Romanian Carpathians – German and English

It is not only in Brazil or Indonesia that they are to be found, but also in the heart of Europe: untouched, species-rich virgin forests. It is above all in Romania that large areas of this primeval forest have survived. EuroNatur and the Romanian organisation Agent Green are fighting against its rapid destruction.

 

The protection of the Ulcinj Salina: www.savesalina.net

Website of the international campaign "Save Salina" for the protection of the Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro as one of the most extensive remaining wetlands in the Eastern Adriatic – English and German

The Ulcinj Salina is wetland of almost 15 square kilometres which serves as a resting and breeding area for thousands of birds. Since 1935, salt had been extracted from Ulcinj Salina in an eco-friendly way, but in 2013 salt production was halted, and since then the area has been losing its attractiveness for a number of species of bird dependent on this type of habitat. There have been several attempts by the current owner of the Ulcinj Salina to sell the salt pans and develop a tourist resort on the site. EuroNatur and its partners are campaigning for the resumption of salt production and the protection of the Salina.

 

Preservation of the Green Belt in Europe: www.europeangreenbelt.org

Website of the organisation „European Green Belt Association“, which is responsible for the European Green Belt initiative and its coordination between the 24 bordering states - English

The Green Belt stretches over 12.500 kilometres, and is a corridor of habitats of exceptional species diversity along the line of the former Iron Curtain, running from the very north of Europe down to the Black Sea in the south. This fascinating project to convert the former border strip into a Green Belt is now gradually becoming reality.



Network of European Stork Villages: www.storkvillages.net

Website of the European Stork Villagess which serves as an information platform for friends of the stork and facilitates communication between the stork villages - English

With the European Stork Villages initiative, EuroNatur is aiming to counter the increasing loss of stork habitats in Europe. Since 1994, the foundation has progressively been nominating one European Stork Village for each country. Communes are eligible if they have stork colonies and are actively engaged in their conservation.

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News

No green light for small hydropower in EU Finance Taxonomy

Hydropower is not a sustainable investment. EU Commission should listen to science.

Vjosa: Political game with the future of Europe´s last wild river

++ 94 % of Albanians in favour of establishing Vjosa National Park ++ IUCN confirms the potential of Vjosa River for becoming a National Park ++...

A voyage of discovery in Europe's nature

Start of “Europe’s Natural Treasures 2021” international photography competition

Small hydropower plants in the Balkans soon a thing of the past?

The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) announced Nov. 26 that starting in 2021, the government would no longer provide subsidies that support...

Protection of some primary forests announced – shortly before national elections

After years of bureaucratic burdens some iconic primary forest – such as Boia Mica valley in Fagaras Mountains – are finally protected. However,...

Wolf population in West Poland still not secure despite growth in numbers

A long-term study on the spread of wolves into West Poland, which has just been published, makes clear that, despite the continuing growth in numbers...

Digger for Ulcinj Salina ended up in the scrap metal

In 2004 EuroNatur provided a grant for a digger to carry out conservation work at Ulcinj Salina, particularly for the maintenance of dams and dykes....

Legal victory for Romania's forests

For a long time, the Romanian authorities and the Romsilva State Forest Administration kept environmentally relevant information in forest management...

Ionian island paradise under threat

The north-east end of Corfu, close to the Albanian mainland, is the Erimitis Peninsula. It has been spared from mass tourism until now and can only be...

Dams on Neretva river: Complaint submitted to Bern Convention

++ NGOs submit a complaint to the Bern Convention against Bosnia and Herzegovina for permitting dam-building on the pristine upper Neretva ++ A...

Slovene Government planning to expand hydroelectric power

A series of hydroelectric power stations are planned to be built along the River Save in Slovenia; the government in Ljubljana has granted several...

Witnessing illegal logging by Romanian state forests

Fact-finding trip by Thomas Waitz, MEP with Agent Green reveals that illegal logging in Natura 2000 areas continues regardless of EU infringement...

2020 EuroNatur Award for tenacious opponents of pesticides

++ This year’s EuroNatur Prize is awarded to the South Tyrol village of Mals ++ Nationally well-known through their campaigning for a ban on...

Nature conservation essential for EU accession

Hydropower, deforestation, biodiversity: The Commission's report on the EU candidate countries sets out clear requirements for nature conservation.

European Green Belt: Nature conservation connects neighbours

++ 30 years since German reunification ++ Conservation of the natural world along the former Iron Curtain as a Central European peace project ++