Celebrating the International Biodiversity Day in the Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

The International Day for Biological Diversity was joyfully celebrated through a series of activities in the Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park.



Shar Mountain proclaimed as national park after 27 years of hard work

Proclamation of Shar Mountain as a National Park happened at Assembly’s 43rd session on 30 June 2021, with 66 votes in favour. With the approval of the new 627.05 square-kilometre national park, a transboundary protected area has now been established totaling around 2,400 square kilometres.


Local communities take the lead of sustainable development in the Korab – Koritnik Nature Park, Albania

The General Assembly of the Local Action Group Korab – Koritnik, organized by PPNEA this spring, brought not only people together fighting for a sustainable regional development, but also created lively discussions


Green Belt in Upper Austria: Water buffalos and other conservationists

In order to preserve the species-rich, open wet meadows on the Maltsch, water buffalos are grazing again after the winter break on the small river that borders the Czech Republic. Since a few weeks, the impressive animals are back on the pasture and can be visited. In summer, nature-enthusiasts can get into action there at the Green Belt Camp 2021!


Model Municipality Award at the European Green Belt: Conservation efforts awarded in Osogovo mountains, North Macedonia

For its outstanding efforts to preserve the naturally and culturally rich region of Osogovo mountains the Municipality of Kochani was officially awarded


Healthy habitats in Prespa: making space for life to thrive!

A blueprint for protecting the vital places that nature calls home and boosting cross-border collaboration for conservation through mapping and assessing wetland habitats in transboundary Prespa


Welcome to the Week of Neighbours to celebrate culture, history and future of the Bohemian (Czech) and Bavarian (German) neighbourhood along the European Green Belt!

The meaning of neighbourhoods has been changing ever since. Nowadays most of us only greet our neighbours, while in past days we relied on each other. Borders often separate neighbours and sometimes even their cultures. But the European Green Belt has – despite his hostile past – become a place to reconnect with nature and people from „the other side“.


From a distance to close connections: The EGB Interview project 2020/2021

These times make it difficult for us to physically connect. We got stock in a too long, unpleasant pause. We, the European Green Belt Association, decided to enliven this time of disconnection and produced an online interview project with our partners along the European Green Belt. Check it out!


EU-funded project “DaRe to Connect” presented its achievements in improving Europe’s ecological connectivity along the former Iron Curtain

Supporters from several European countries participated in the scientific conference “Science in Support of Ecological Networks – Lessons learned from the European Green Belt” held on April 15 2021 online. Lot's of interesting scientific facts were shared, making it a truly inspiring day.


Lively as the European Green Belt: Our Re-Connect Forum 14 April 2021

To stay and keep in touch with each other remains one of the most valuable aspects of the European Green Belt Initiative. And in these difficult times we perceive it even more valuable to get re-connected on an emotional level. We met online to see and experience each other.

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