EuroNatur projects for the Protection of Migrating Birds in Europe

Bird Habitats along the Balkan Green Belt

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© Herbert Bachmeier

In the shadow of the former Iron Curtain unique habitats had remained intact. Now under the increasing human pressure to use all available land they are without protection. More ...

Bird Habitats along the Adriatic Flyway

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© Martin Schneider-Jacoby

Until a few years hardly anything was known about the Adriatic Flyway. But today we know that it is used by millions of birds. More ...

Scene of the crime: the Adriatic

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© EuroNatur

Bird hunting in the Balkans

Hardly anyone in Northern Europe knows about the problem of bird hunting in the Balkans. Altogether it is estimated that well over two million birds are shot there each year. More...


Under the banner of the Spoonbill

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© Hermann Brehm

The white bird with the spoon-like bill is the symbol for intact wetland areas. However above all on their migration route over the Eastern Adriatic (Adriatic Flyway) the spoonbills are exposed to great dangers. More ...

Dalmatian Pelicans

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© Ondrej Vizi

Help needed for the rarest pelicans in the world
The Dalmatian pelican is the rarest pelican species worldwide. EuroNatur is campaigning to secure  the last remaining breeding areas for the Dalmatian Pelican and to build up further stable breeding colonies. More ...

The Eagle – King of the Skies

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© Pavel Bace

With their keen eyes Eagles stand for perspicacity and also courage and strength. But the majestic birds are threatened with extinction in Europe. More ...

The Vulture on the ascent

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© Juan Manuel Hernández López

They need dead animals to survive and so they don't have the most positive reputation among humans. But in fact vultures are helpful guardians of health. More ...

White Storks – back-and-white gliders

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© Bruno Dittrich

Above all it is the changes in land use that threaten the White Stork in Europe: traditionally farmed meadows and pastures are today a rarity in Europe. More ...

The Crane

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© Bruno Dittrich

In many cultures the crane is a symbol of good luck. But the majestic great birds are in danger. Above all the increasing loss of intact habitats and undisturbed resting places are posing problems for them. More ...

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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.


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.


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.

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Environmental award since 1992.

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