Biodiversity

Protecting biodiversity

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Common Kestrel out hunting

© Dieter Hopf

The greatest nature conservation problem of the early 21st century alongside climate change is the progressive loss of biodiversity.

Speaking up for nature, EuroNatur fights at international level for a nature conservation policy which will create perspectives for the future for both nature and humans in Europe. We campaign to see planned measures for the preservation of our European heritage genuinely carried out in practice. Among other affiliations EuroNatur is a member of the European Habitat Forum.
 

Demanding amendments

EuroNatur monitors and comments on political processes concerning the protection of biodiversity at EU and Federal level. An example here is the implementation of the Flora Fauna Habitat (FFH) and Bird protection guidelines. To date the efforts made for the protection of species diversity by the German Federal government and the European Commission are far from sufficient. Amendments and further efforts are urgently needed.
 

EU Recovery Funds_Position Paper_March 2021

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Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee concerning "The biodiversity policy of the EU", 2016

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Joint paper on the Action for Biodiversity in the EU and the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives, issued by EuroNatur and other member organisations of the European Habitat Forum, November 2015

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WHEN NATURE SHOWS THE WAY - Supporting biodiversity for Europe’s green recovery

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News

Ulcinj Salina remains state property

For years, the issue of the ownership of the Ulcinj Salina remained unresolved. Today, the Privatisation Council in Montenegro unanimously decided to...

Shar Mountain finally declared a National Park!

EuroNatur and its partner organisations MES and Friends of Shara greet the passing of the Law on the Proclamation of Shar Mountain as National Park....

Two years since Ulcinj Salina was declared a Nature Park

Happy anniversary to Ulcinj Salina! Ulcinj Salina is home to more than 250 species of birds and is a perfect place for feeding, resting and nesting....

Danger for Greek wetland

++ International environmental Alliance issues Red Alert ++ Experts urge Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis to prevent destruction of Erimitis wetlands...

Stop species extinction! EuroNatur Award for World Biodiversity Council Researchers

++ EuroNatur Award 2021 goes to scientists from IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) ++ Body...

Goldman Environmental Prize for the “Brave Women of Kruščica”

++ River defenders from Bosnia and Herzegovina win the Goldman Environmental Prize ++ For the second time in the past three years an activist has has...

Science week at the Vjosa tributaries

++ 35 scientists from Austria, Albania, Italy and Germany assess the two major Vjosa tributaries for a week ++ Data will be used to fight planned...

Plans for Kalivaç dam finally shelved

Great news for the Albanian Vjosa: The Kalivaç dam, which for many years hovered like a sword of Damocles over Europe's last great wild river, will...

Missed opportunities for biodiversity conservation

In the context of the EU’s recovery programmes, EuroNatur and Bankwatch, together with national partners, have published a report on the biodiversity...

EuroNatur Opens Subsidiary in Brussels

With a new subsidiary in Brussels, EuroNatur repositions itself after closing its office for nature conservation policy in Rheinbach near Bonn.

Cinereous vulture shot dead in Hungary

A cinereous vulture shot down in Hungary was part of the Bulgarian reintroduction programme supported by EuroNatur. This is a painful blow for the...

EU funds for the destruction of nature?

For years, EuroNatur and its partner organisations have been fighting against the controversial Mokrice hydropower plant on the Sava River. The...

Bird paradise in Albania threatened by construction of an airport

++ An airport is to be built in the Narta Lagoon on the Adriatic ++ A stopover site of major international importance for migratory water birds ++ 8th...

Pressure continues for a Vjosa National Park as new government forms in Albania

The election may be over, but the fight for the Vjosa is not.

Webinar on legal instruments for river protection

In order to accelerate the development of hydropower in Europe, mandatory legal procedures and environmental impact assessment requirements are often...