EuroNatur-Projects for the protection of the Extremadura

 

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Transhumance – natural wealth through tradition

© Hans-Joachim Mathlage
© Hans-Joachim Mathlage

Over centuries transhumance – or the seasonal movement of people with their livestock - has left its mark not only on the landscape but also on the culture of the Iberian Peninsula. Intensive animal farming and monocultures have supplanted transhumance in the last decades. Since 1992 EuroNatur  has been working to create new perspectives  for transhumance. More...


Dehesas – land of plenty for cranes and pigs

© Gunther Willlinger
© Gunther Willlinger

The meadow orchards of central Europe have their equivalent in the South-west of Spain in the Holm Oak and Cork Oak groves, known as dehesas. We have been working with our Spanish partners for years to preserve this land-use form: it is an ecological jewel. More...


Extemadura Bird paradise – winter home of Cranes

© Bruno Dittrich
© Bruno Dittrich

Every year around 70 000 cranes arrive to winter in the Southwest of Spain. These large birds find habitats that suit them and sufficient forage here. More...


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Award for a River Conservationist with Passion

++ 2018 EuroNatur Award goes to Roberto Epple ++ Founding President of the European Rivers Network has devoted himself for decades to the wild rivers...

Blue Heart in the European Parliament

On Wednesday 27th June, there was a screening of the documentary film “Blue Heart” in the European Parliament in Brussels. In the subsequent debate...

Four years of successful white stork conservation

The project to preserve wet meadows and pastures has delivered great success for the white storks of Europe over the past four years. This project,...

Over 120.000 signatures against hydropower in the Balkans

++ Petition against the financing of dam projects in the Balkans signed by more than 120,000 people ++ Petition handed over to the EBRD in London...

Construction stop of hydropower plant in Valbona Valley

There is hopeful news regarding the Albanian Valbona River: The Administrative Appeals Court in Tirana ruled to stop immediately all the construction...

Bern Convention visits Vjosa in Albania

Representatives of the Bern Convention visited the Vjosa in order to investigate to which extent plans for hydropower development are jeopardizing the...

Historic Rapprochement between Macedonia and Greece

The name dispute over Macedonia could soon be a thing of the past.

Brave women of Kruščica win court case against dam construction

A major court victory has been won by a group of activists protecting their community and river from the threat of new dam construction.

Promises, promises…Yet another one broken by the Montenegrin government over Ulcinj Salina

++ Nature conservation organisations launch international petition ++ Demand for the immediate protection of the Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro ++...

Forest destruction in Romania: Large-scale raid against criminal network started

The anti-mafia prosecutor's office in Bucharest is finally taking action against the mafia structures of the Romanian timber industry. During a raid,...

Romania: Stopp Logging National Parks

++ Protest action in the wilderness of Domogled National Park draws public attention to environmental drama in the Carpathians ++

World premiere of the "Blue Heart" film

The film "Blue Heart" celebrated its world premiere at the disused Idbar dam in Bosnia-Herzegovina and delighted the audience.

Hope for Ulcinj Salina

Will the years of campaigning by EuroNatur and its partners for the placing under protection of Ulcinj Salina finally be rewarded? During the...

International appeal to support the brave women of Kruščica

Women wanted: A global appeal to women to travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina on 28 April to occupy for an evening a bridge as part of the Blue Heart...

New Study: Hydropower development puts Europe’s fish paradise at risk

The Balkan rivers host 113 rare and protected fish species. If the hydropower development is carried out as planned, about 10 percent of all European...

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