Overview

Crime Scene Adriatic - the campaign on bird hunting

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The protection of Europe‘s migratory birds not only in their breeding but also in their wintering and resting places was the central idea leading to the foundation of EuroNatur. To this day the protection of wild birds is one of our most pressing projects. Especially bird hunting and poaching on the Balkans is one of our permanent issues. Every single year millions of song, prey and water birds are being hunted and killed, uncountable numbers of them illegally. So far only a very small amount of resting places can be considered a safe haven for the feathered long distance travelers.

Over ten years ago EuroNatur already launched a program for the protection of wetlands along the Adriatic East Coast and the migratory birds that rest there on the long journey between their respective breeding and wintering places. Together with our partner organizations we strive to finally stop the so far yearly recurring massacres and to preserve the habitats of migratory birds across borders.

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Crime Scene Adriatic

Adriatic Flyway

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Adriatic Flyway conference III

Adriatic Flyway conference II

Adriatic Flyway conference I

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Brown Bear

Seen as a predator with a sweet tooth, a much loved model for soft toys yet outlawed and hunted down as a blood-thirsty beast: the brown bear.

Lynx

Lithe and skillful, the lynx is a shy, lone hunter. If it is to survive in Europe and if the population is to be undisturbed enough to increase in number, intensive protection measures will be required.

Wolf

Mankind's relationship to the wolf is ambivalent – on the one hand the animal is admired as a skilled and untiring hunter but also ill-famed as Isengrim the bloodthirsty and persecuted.

Migratory birds

Always to be where living conditions are best: this is a luxury that only those with wings can afford.

Green Belt

Across 12 500 kilometres (over 7700 miles) the Green Belt stretches along the one-time Iron Curtain forming a corridor of habitats for an exceptional diversity of species.

Rivers in Europe

Where in Germany can you still find the original wild rivers? You'll need a magnifying glass. But in the Balkans such utopias still exist on a large scale, even today.

EuroNatur award

Environmental award since 1992.

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