The European Green Belt, our shared natural heritage along the line of the former Iron Curtain, is to be conserved and restored as an ecological network connecting high-value natural and cultural landscapes while respecting the economic, social and cultural needs of local communities.



1st place - Levente Szekeres, Subotica Sands Serbia
2nd place - Jadranka Mamic, Canyon River Cijevna Montenegro
3rd place - Gavrilo Knezevic, Prokletije Mountain Montenegro
3rd place - Gzim Sinani, Rugova Kosovo*
3rd place - Milot Tafili, Rugova Kosovo*

Most beautiful photographs of the Balkan Green Belt 2017

Eight organisations along the Balkan Green Belt organised a string of photo competitions for nature enthusiasts to capture the beauty of this region in impressive images.

Inhabitants of the Balkan Green Belt and tourists send in their pictures of this highly diverse region´s unique and often unspoilt nature and its cultural highlights.

From the top national winner pictures of each country the five international winners have been chosen by the board of the European Green Belt Association.

The contest was organised in the frame of a project implemented by EuroNatur and IUCN with financial support by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Environmental Foundation).

Have a look at the national winner pictures:





* In accordance with UNSCR 1244 and opinion of ICJ

FYR Macedonia