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Pearls of the European Green Belt

The so-called “pearls” of the European Green Belt are beautiful and unique places that are of special value from an ecological perspective. They are mostly cross-border areas that safeguard rich natural resources with important animal and plant species and magnificent sceneries. As such, the pearls deserve commitment for protection and sustainable management from local networks including local NGOs and communities, as well as from the partnership of the European Green Belt Initiative. Last but not least, the pearls offer unforgettable nature experiences for all nature lovers or eco-tourists.


Start by exploring the 24 marvelous nature wonders of the Balkan Green Belt below.

The pearls of the European Green Belt were initially identified in a project focusing on the Balkan Green Belt, funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU). All pearls shown above can be seen below.