Spotlight on the Balkan Green Belt

Final sprint for the cross-border photo competition “Balkan Green Belt”: Ending 30th of June, both residents and visitors of the unique habitat network are invited to submit their most beautiful photos of the region’s overwhelming nature, specific cultural features, and people to the participating EuroNatur partner organisations.

Woodlands in the Belasitsa Mountains

One of the jewels of the Balkan Green Belt: Belasitsa Mountains in the tri-border area of Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece.

© Kerstin Sauer
Map showing the Green Belt Balkan

Unique natural and cultural landscapes are lining up along the Balkan Green Belt like pearls on a string.

© European Green Belt Initiiative / Coordination Group

The photo contests in the nine countries bordering the Balkan Green Belt are part of a project supported by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Environmental Foundation) aimed at protecting this valuable European natural and cultural heritage. In particular, the project contributes to raising the population’s awareness of this unique habitat network and to reaching high levels of acceptance for conservation measures. The photo competitions in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey are part of the project’s extensive set of measures.


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