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!


BESTbelt full proposal applicants get ready for the final hurdle

Connecting and protecting unique landscapes throughout Europe by empowering local stakeholders: BESTbelt provides not only funding for conservation projects and sustainable development along the European Green Belt but also training and guidance on project management. The first BESTbelt Call for proposals was successfully launched in February 2022.


BBC series about the European Green Belt: Walking on the Iron Curtain

The BBC World Service produced three episodes about the European Green Belt. All episodes are available online after broadcast.



Volunteer Camp ‘Nature across borders’ 2022

You are interested in nature conservation and you are passionate about being outside in nature? You like working as a team and get to know new people with a similar lifestyle? Thayatal and Podyjí National Park in cooperation with SCI Austria are looking for motivated volunteers, which would like to do some nature conservation work from 04-18 September 2022. Apply until 31 May 2022!

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