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

European Stork Conference in Češinovo-Obleševo

White storks are enjoying a good life, thanks to the rich food sources in the rice fields surrounding the Northern Macedonian commune of...

Land Use in Harmony with Balkan lynx and Meadow Adder

EuroNatur and DBU: Balkan Green Belt is one of the hotspots of biodiversity in Europe

New home in Croatia for Romanian lynx

Doru, a four-year-old lynx from the Romanian Carpathians, has been released back into the wild in the Risnjak National Park in Croatia. Doru is the...

Rapid loss of species: Europe's virgin forests need to be protected

++ Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services confirms grave situation of biodiversity ++ One of the most urgent...

Hydropower Project Mokrice put on hold

Good news from the Sava: Our appeal against the building of the hydropower plant Mokrice at the Slovenian-Croatian border was successful. The...

100'000 signatures for bird's paradise at the Adriatic coast

++ 90’000 signatures presented to Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković ++ Lasting protection of Adriatic saltern is prerequisite for the...

North Macedonia: No-go zones for hydropower projects must be designated

++ NGOs, government representatives, experts, hydropower developers and the local community discuss challenges and solutions at an international...

Thousands of white storks are the victims of illegal hunting

++ The migration season is now in full flow ++ Every year there are 25 million birds killed illegally, including thousands of white storks ++...

Photo competition 2019 enters the home straight

The countdown has started: March 31 is the deadline of the photo competition „European treasures of Nature 2019”.

375,386 citizens call for strong EU legislation to protect water

Over the past months, an alliance of numerous European environmental and nature conservation associations have promoted broad participation in a...

Balkan Rivers in the European Parliament

The Blue Heart team presented the Eco-Masterplan for Balkan Rivers in the European Parliament in Brussels at the event “Save the Balkan Rivers:...

Reintroduced cinereous vulture poisoned in Greece

Cinereous vulture Ostrava, previously released into the wild in Bulgaria, has been found dead in south-west Greece. It is very likely that the young...

Milestone bank summit in Belgrade for protecting Balkan rivers

++ More transparency needed in financing hydropower ++ Meeting of banks and activists a step towards protecting Balkan rivers ++

Albania fails to comply with Energy Community Law

++ NGOs file complaint against Albania ++ Hydropower projects on Vjosa river clearly breach Energy Community rules ++

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...

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