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13/05/2019
More than 100.000 signatures for the protection of Ulcinj Salina

In the South of Montenegro, right at the European Green Belt, lies a magnificent bird´s paradise: Ulcinj Salina. With about 15 km2, Ulcinj Salina is one of the biggest nesting and resting sites for more than 250 bird species on the Adriatic flyway. This unique habitat evolved during the almost 90 years of salt production. Unfortunately, the salt production stopped in 2013 leading to unemployment of 400 salt workers and the start of the ecosystem´s degradation. Only with a proper water management, and in the best case also salt production, this specific habitat will stay alive.

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17/01/2019
20th International Hike at Mura River at the border between Austria and Slovenia

“Stop draining Wetlands!” - on the occasion of the World Wetlands Day 2019 the 20th International Hike at Mura river at the border between Austria and Slovenia will take place on 3 February 2019.

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06/12/2018
“D2C - DaRe to Connect” Kick-Off Conference in Bratislava

The international conference was organized in Bratislava (Slovakia) as a public kick-off event of the “D2C - DaRe to Connect” project. 11 partners from 8 countries are working in the project focussing on the closure of gaps in the ecological corridors of the European Green Belt in the Danube Region. The D2C project is co-funded by the European Union's ERDF and IPA funds through the Danube Transnational Program. The two-day conference was organized by BUND Bavaria, Department Green Belt the project leader, with support of the Slovak partner Ekopolis Foundation.

 

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13/11/2018
The European Green Belt in Thuringia is a national National Nature Monument

To mark the 29th anniversary of the fall of the Wall in Germany, the Thuringian parliament passed a very forward-looking law on 9th November: the European Green Belt in Thuringia was designated as a National Nature Monument.

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08/11/2018
Three nations meet on a peak

On the occasion of the European Green Belt Days 2018, more than 50 people went hiking in the mountains. Their destination was the Three Countries Peak of Albania, Montenegro and Kosovo, one of the austere beauties of the Balkan Green Belt.

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08/10/2018
Slovenian section of the Mur river becomes UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Good news for Central Europe's largest river landscape: UNESCO has acknowledged 29,000 hectares of floodplain of the Slovenian Mur river as a biosphere reserve. This is a further important step towards the trans-border nature protection of the "Amazon of Europe".

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27/09/2018
Exemplary nature conservation at the Balkan Green Belt

"Green and vital" is the motto of the community of Peja in Western Kosovo * (in accordance with UNSCR 1244 and opinion of ICJ). And that’s not hot air at all. Peja has recently been decorated as "Model municipality of the European Green Belt".

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27/09/2018
European Green Belt Days 2018

Every year between the 18-24 September the "European Green Belt Days" are celebrated with various events and activities in all four regions of the European Green Belt. This year several actions took place at the Central European and the Balkan Green Belt, like a work camp for international and local volunteers at the border between Austria and Czech Republic.

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27/09/2018
New project “DaRe to Connect” (D2C) in the Danube Region

The project „DaRe to Connect - Supporting Danube Region’s ecological connectivity by linking Natura 2000 areas along the Green Belt“ (D2C) has started on 1 June 2018 under the Lead-Partnership of BUND Department Green Belt. It aims to further improve the transnational ecological connectivity between protected areas along the Green Belt, to enhance the Green Belt partner network and to implement the strategic vision “Green Belt in the Danube Region 2030”.

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27/09/2018
Workshop on the Development of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia

The Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences arranges the international workshop “Development of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia: Environment, Economy, Education”, to be held at Ladozhskaya Usadba resort (Republic of Karelia, Russia).

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