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

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

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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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