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7 November 2018

When art meets wilderness

Looking for inspiration for our “Go Wild! Stay Cultured” photo contest? Check out what the European Wilderness Society recently accomplished.

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6 November 2018

European election 2019

The next European election will take place between 23-26 May 2019. The results will decide the composition of the European Parliament for the term of 2019-2024 and will also determine, who will become the next President of the European Commission. Their political priorities and approaches will also influence how successfully environmental and biodiversity issues, as well as sustainable development can be represented on European level in the coming years.  European NGOs have thus drafted a common manifesto for the EP election, which was signed by 173 organisations, including CEEweb.  The 12 demands reflecting on all dimensions of sustainable development have been presented and debated with various political groups in the EP. National organisations are also encouraged to disseminate the manifesto widely so that the various national candidates and voters can reflect on these topics in the upcoming campaign.   

6 November 2018

Soul-Stirringly Beautiful

The italian term sassi literally means ‘stones’ (Photo credit: Loris Silvio Zecchinato)

Become acquainted with and photograph the sassi within the Gravine di Matera Natura 2000 site.

 

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29 October 2018

Greening knowledge

CEEweb Academy 2018.

CEEweb Academy 2018 took place on 25-27 September.

CEEweb for Biodiversity held its Academy 2018 dealing with land conservation, Natura 2000 and many other critical topics. (more…)

19 October 2018

Gold Rush!

The mountains of Las Médulas are a witness of Roman mining activities paired with exceptional natural conditions. 

Get a camera ready for our photo contest and dig in Europe’s largest and oldest open-air mine: the Natura 2000 site of Las Médulas, in Spain.

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16 October 2018

The Hanging Gardens of the Future

Green roofs can provide storm water retention, urban wildlife habitat provision, better insulation and decrease the urban heat island effect, among other benefits. (Credit: pixabay.com)

Not only are green roofs not a new thing in humankind’s history, but they represent one of the critical solutions for our present and future environmental struggles.

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15 October 2018

Expanding the INSiGHTS

5th European Ecotourism Conference

An international attendance of experts gathered in Tbilisi to approach the advancement of sustainability goals in the tourism industry worldwide. (Credit: http://hosting.iliauni.edu.ge/ecoturism)

CEEweb presented the State-of-the-art Good Practices booklet and results of the INSiGHTS project in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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12 October 2018

20,000 leagues of sea

Iroise Sea right off the coast of Brittany, Northern France (Credit: www.parc-marin-iroise.com)

Meet the Iroise Marine Nature Park, the first marine protected area in France and a Natura 2000 site which combines the preservation of both nature and cultural heritage.

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5 October 2018

A Carpathian eco-connectivity

Overblown development plans on infrastructure are threatening one of the brown bears last remaining strongholds: the Danube-Carpathian region. (Credit: Vittorio Ricci)

The ConnectGREEN project just launched to tackle the conflicts between infrastructure development and wildlife conservation in the Carpathian ecoregion.

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13 September 2018

Natura 2000 in Croatia and Slovenia

sloveniaCroatia is the EU’s newest member state, and is also one of the countries with the greatest number of Natura 2000 sites, with over a third of its land included in the network. Croatia experiences such a diverse range of flora and fauna because of the varied biogeographical regions it contains. The inland region’s grasslands and forests contains one of Europe’s few remaining intact wetlands, and is home to 297 bird species. Close to 400 species of new invertebrates have been discovered this decade alone in Croatia’s complex coastal cave system, while many mammals, amphibians and reptiles make their homes along the coastline and in Croatia’s islands and islets. The Biokovo bellflower is one species which is unique to Croatia, while two-thirds of known Mediterranean fish species and half of European birds can be found in the country. Slovenia is the only country with more land included in the Natura 2000 network than Croatia. This increased access to nature is also reflected in cultural attitudes; 62% of Slovenians have heard of Natura 2000, and 32% know what it stands for, making Slovenia the fifth most informed country. The importance of nature can be seen in the attitude of 54% of Slovenians who believe economic interventions that destroy protected areas should be prohibited. You can shift cultural attitudes towards nature by taking part in our Go Wild! Stay Cultured photo contest, and bring awareness of the biodiversity we are protecting to people and decision-makers across Europe.