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27/07/2020
New study investigates linkages of wildlife populations at the European Green Belt

“Humans divide, nature unites” is a theme of the European Green Belt (EGB) and that of a new study being led by researchers at the Center for Large Landscape Conservation (CLLC) and the University of North Texas. The study is testing the degree to which extent linkages in the landscape along reaches of the EGB in South Bohemia and Moravia (along the border between Czech Republic and Austria) effectively link wildlife populations.

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27/07/2020
PrespaNet - strong collaboration for one of the EGB pearls!

At the border triangle, right where the three countries of Greece, Albania and North Macedonia meet, are located the magnificent Prespa lakes. The region is a refuge for several rare and endemic species and hosts important cultural and historical monuments. NGOs in the three countries have worked to foster transboundary collaboration in the region for many years, and in 2013 the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP), the Macedonian Ecological Society (MES) and Protection and Preservation of the Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA) formed PrespaNet, a network of environmental NGOs for Prespa.

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27/07/2020
Getting to know the Green Belt - Učíme se Green Belt - Wir lernen das Grüne Band kennen

“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.” This famous quote of Baba Dioum, a Senegalese forestry engineer, is the motto of a set of education activities targeted at pupils in the border region of Czech Republic and Germany (Bavaria).

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27/07/2020
Study reveals high density of tree cavities at the Fennoscandian Green Belt

Historically isolated from the western booming economies, many of the constitutive habitats of the European Green Belt could retain their original characteristics in space and time. They therefore offer ideal conditions for rare species to thrive and for scientists to study species-habitat relationships in their evolutionary settings.

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20/07/2020
Strengthening civil society in the transboundary Shar / Korab-Koritnik region

The Corona virus cannot stop the engagement of people for the Shar / Korab-Koritnik region between North Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania. Following the example of North Macedonia, Local action groups (LAG) are being established in Albania as well as in Kosovo. The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed digitally by relevant local actors due to the current restrictions.

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07/07/2020
Think global – act local: International EGB Youth Networking goes digital

Looking for partners and call for submission!

BUNDjugend is looking for partners, who are engaged in nature and history along the European Green Belt and want to exchange with people from other regions.

 

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14/05/2020
Conservationists celebrate: North Macedonia considers nomination of protected areas

Great news in these turbulent times: Two landscapes in North Macedonia could soon become protected areas on the Green Belt: The Shar Mountains a national park and the Osogovo Mountains a protected area. But it is not as easy as it seems.

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23/03/2020
Bat conservation needs churches

Slovenia is home to several bat species. They mostly occur in forest environments. But they also feel comfortable in human-made environments. So, it’s time to harmonize the conservation of cultural goods and nature. The Gorička Krajina-project addresses both.

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12/03/2020
Will Bratislava swallow the Green Belt?

Unfortunately, we have heard some bad news from Slovakia where the EGB is facing a crucial test: City planners of Bratislava want to extend the city as close to the border with Austria as possible, which means that the Green Belt section would largely disappear on the Slovakian side. The construction of the new "Nesto" district shall begin as early as 2021.

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10/03/2020
Transhumance in Sakar – Moving herds in a Pearl of the Balkan Green Belt

Sakar Mountain is one of the Pearls in the Balkan Green Belt, located in the border area of Bulgaria with Turkey and Greece. The area encompasses one of the largest overlapping Natura 2000 sites in Bulgaria. Here, the NGO Green Balkans have traditionally worked for over 15 years to protect rare species of birds of prey and their habitats. How domestic animals help to conserve these species can now be observed with the concept of transhumance.

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