First "Green Belt border stone" installed on Austrian-Hungarian border

To make the special nature at the former Iron Curtain visible, the first of a series of Green Belt border stones was erected in Schattendorf. As part of this year's Green Belt Days, Alois Lang from the Austrian League for Natur Conservation and former mayor Johann Lotter unveiled the landmark during a hike along the Green Belt.


Second Call for BESTbelt proposals starts mid-January 2023

The BESTbelt project is starting in its second year and a 2nd Call for proposals will be launched mid-January 2023. „BESTbelt“ aims to make it easier for local nature conservation organisations getting access to EU funds and strengthening their potential.


Project BESTbelt offers new opportunities along the European Green Belt

It was 33 years ago that the Berlin Wall fell, signalling the beginning of a new era. A unique opportunity presented itself, not only for German unification but also for European cooperation and integration.


Excursion along the BESTbelt pilot area

Hiking day with DGB Bildungswerk Hessen e.V. in the Mea Valley (Italy), part of the ruggedly beautiful area of the springs of the Torre stream and pilot case of the BESTbelt project


5-country Biosphere Reserve Conference Mura-Drava-Danube

SAVE THE DATE and let’s celebrate the first anniversary of the 5-country biosphere reserve Mura-Drava-Danube from 5th-8th of September in Gornja Radgona (SI) and Bad Radkersburg (AT)!


New project at the Balkan Green Belt enhances connectivity in Albania and North Macedonia

The Balkan Green Belt (BGB) is essential for the development of Green Infrastructure (GI) at the EU-level. In view of ongoing pressure on habitats and species, spatial planning helps to balance different land uses and interests and supports the implementation and long-term safeguarding of GI.



We need YOUR help!

Help us to learn more about the importance of river species, like freshwater pearl mussel, Atlantic salmon, and brown trout. We want to know what YOU think these species contribute to nature and human well-being.


Next IENE conference will take place from September 19 to 23 2022 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Every two years since 2010, the Infrastructure & Ecology Network IENE has organised an international conference on biodiversity and transport. These events are aimed at a broad international audience and cover a wide range of topics related to the impact of transport on habitats and species, mitigation measures and their effectiveness, and planning and policy issues.


Landmark days for the transboundary Prespa Park - inaugural meetings of the formal interstate institutions

Formal interstate cooperation in the Prespa basin has always been considered highly ambitious, due to the difficult geopolitical circumstances in the Western Balkans and the lack of an institutional tradition in the states involved.


International Green-Belt-Camps 2022 in Austria: Register now and volunteer!

The European Green Belt is considered the longest green network in the world and provides undisturbed habitat for a variety of plants and animals. The dedicated commitment of volunteers at the Green Belt Camps helps to sustainably protect this remarkable richness of nature. In August and September you have again the chance to volunteer - register now!

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