The Green Belt connects people in Finland and Russia

The Virolahti municipality, the southeastern-most municipality of Finland at the border of Russia, has been running an exciting two-year project aiming to connect people on the European Green Belt.


Call for funding of large-scale nature conservation projects in Germany is open

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the German reunification, the federal states bordering the German Green Belt and the Federal Ministry for the Environment have declared that they intend, in dialogue with the stakeholders, to completely secure and if possible designate the German Green Belt as a National Natural Monument. In addition, they intend to strengthen the ecological network along the Green Belt, including the section on the German border with the Czech Republic.


Nature and culture go together – Celebrations of this year’s European Green Belt Days in Albania and Montenegro

The cross-border areas along the European Green Belt are special: Over a long period of time there was low human activity, providing nature the opportunity to unfold its values. These areas have turned into a green stage to celebrate the European Green Belt Days (each year between 18-24 September).


All eyes on nature! We are celebrating the European Green Belt Days 2020!

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions conservationists along the European Green Belt are happy to again celebrate this year’s European Green Belt Days between 18-24 September! A bit different, but special.


Small but with big impact! Freshwater pearl mussels need protection in the uppermost corner of European Green Belt

Populations of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel are studied and new conservation methods developed far north of the EGB, in Fennoscandia. This summer, field mappings of Finnish rivers revealed at least ten unknown populations, laying the basis for further research on the species.


News from Latvia – a national park shows what it has to offer

In Latvia, the smallest among the four national parks, Slītere National Park, has great things to offer: A new exhibition dedicated to the Calidris waders.


DaRe to Connect at the Berlin “Festival of Lights”

The project “DaRe to Connect”, led by BUND Department Green Belt, took part at the 2020´s “Festival of Lights” in Germany´s capital Berlin. The “Festival of Lights” aims to set an example of solidarity, unity and togetherness, following an approach of light-art with over 100 works at 86 locations around the city.


Forests attract people for many reasons – A study of the forests of the European Green Belt

A study is currently underway in South Moravia, focusing on eight large forested areas to study social values of free access to forests of the European Green Belt in Czech Republic. A primary study area is in the vicinity of the Podyje National Park to investigate the diversity, intensity and frequency of human use of forested lands. For this particular site approximately 4,700 users were observed during July, August and September 2019.


Staying close from a distance – how the Society for the Protection of Prespa in Greece copes with Covid-19

Like millions of other organisations around the globe, the Society for the Protection of Prespa (SPP) tried ambitiously to accommodate the extraordinary demands of working through the Covid-19 pandemic – how has the organisation responded?


Nature in Kosovo needs strict protection – a project to mark important conservation areas has been launched and shows what we need to value

A strict nature reserve can be incredibly valuabe for nature as conservationists target natural processes to happen without any negative influence. Providing information and marking these protected areas is an educational asset as the Kosovo Institute for Nature Protection shows.

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