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

A first for Croatia: a person appears in court accused of poisoning wild animals

At the beginning of the year there were several cases of wild and domestic animals being poisoned in Croatia. Now a 52-year old has appeared in court,...

Commune of Mals fights for agriculture without pesticides

++ South Tyrolean commune has been campaigning for a pesticide ban for six years ++ Insecticides, herbicides, etc. are putting the living conditions...

Fishes in Mediterranean region endangered due to hydropower boom

++ New study confirms: hydropower plants have a devastating impact on fish populations in rivers around the Mediterranean ++ Numerous species are...

Failure of lead ammunition ban caused by Julia Klöckner's ministry

The Europe-wide ban on hunting with lead ammunition failed to gain approval last week – due to opposition from the Federal Ministry of Food and...

Tackle illegal logging or face court, Commission warns Romanian Government

The European Commission has demanded today that Romanian authorities take immediate action to stop illegal logging of old-growth and primary forests...

More than 122,000 people are demanding the protection of the Romanian virgin forests

++ A petition with more than 122,000 signatures has been handed to two State Secretaries of Romania’s environment minister ++ Demand for comprehensive...

Success for nature conservation: construction freeze for hydropower projects

++ Parliament imposes historic decision for rivers in Bosnia & Herzegovina ++

Triumph for European rivers

The European Water Framework Directive is to be kept in its current form. This has been confirmed by Virginijus Sinkevičius, EU Commissioner for the...

Ulcinj Salina: One year of nature conservation - few things happened

One year ago, Ulcinj Salina was designated as a nature reserve – a great success for us and our partners. While it sounds good on paper, in practice...

Boom in illegal trade in animals in Albania

Despite a ban on hunting, numerous wild animals are being killed or traded in Albania; stuffed Balkan lynx, brown bears in cages, wild game on the...

The "Brave Women of Kruščica" must fight again

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the women residents of the village of Kruščica are once again preparing to blockade their river. Investors have announced...

Artists speak up for Balkan Rivers

++ On the occasion of the World Music Day on 21 June 40 artists support the Blue Heart campaign for the protection of Balkan Rivers ++

Pesticides: No thanks! The EuroNatur award to the commune of Mals

++ The EuroNatur award 2020 goes to the commune of Mals in South Tyrol ++ It has gained national prominence through its campaign to ban pesticides in...

At long last a clear statement: EuroNatur welcomes the biodiversity strategy for the EU

++ European Commission presents biodiversity strategy ++ In future 10% of the land surface area should be placed under strict protection ++ To...

Europe's largest river protection area on the verge of gaining approval

Europe's largest river protection area could soon be created along three rivers - the Danube, the Drava and the Mur. On 7 May, after also receiving...

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