Nature is at the root of all human life. A variety of species and habitats is vital for a healthy environment. This is why the EuroNatur Foundation is campaigning together with its partners for a Europe with free-flowing rivers, ancient forests and a rich variety of cultural landscapes.
EuroNatur is working for the protection of Europe’s large mammals, migratory birds like cranes and storks, and the highly endangered Mediterranean monk seal – across national borders. We want to lay the foundations for brown bears, wolves and lynxes to return to their former habitats, and raise awareness and acceptance among the people in these areas. Our foundation is fighting for undamaged and safe resting sites along the flyways of migratory birds, so they can calmly recover from the stresses and strains of their long journey. In all of its species conservation projects, EuroNatur cooperates with local partners to develop solutions that offer a perspective for both man and nature. This is the only way to achieve lasting success of nature conservation measures.
Read more about EuroNatur’s species conservation projects at:
Bear-Protection in Europe
Wolf-Protection in Europe
Lynx-Protection in Europe
Monk Seal-Protection in Europe
Stork-Protection in Europe
Migratory Birds-Protection in Europe
Together with our partner organisations we are running different campaigns for the protection of precious natural treasures in Europe.
International campaign "Save the Blue Heart of Europe" for the protection of the rivers in the Balkans
Many of the Balkan rivers represent the most species-rich and untouched habitats in Europe. Yet in the next few years, nearly 3000 hydroelectric power plants are to be built there. Not even the national parks will be spared. With their campaign “Save the Blue Heart of Europe", EuroNatur and Riverwatch, together with their partner organizations and inhabitants, are fighting to save this unique natural and cultural heritage.
International campaign "Save Paradise Forests" for the preservation of the primeval forests in the Romanian Carpathians
It is not only in Brazil or Indonesia that they are to be found, but also in the heart of Europe: untouched, species-rich virgin forests. It is above all in Romania that large areas of this primeval forest have survived. EuroNatur and the Romanian organization Agent Green are fighting against its rapid destruction.
International campaign "Save Salina" for the protection of the Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro as one of the most extensive remaining wetlands in the Eastern Adriatic
Preservation of the European Green Belt: The Green Belt stretches over 12.500 kilometres, and is a corridor of habitats of exceptional species diversity along the line of the former Iron Curtain, running from the very north of Europe down to the Black Sea in the south. This fascinating project to convert the former border strip into a Green Belt is now gradually becoming reality.
The EuroNatur Award for Environmental Excellence was awarded for the first time in 1992. Several outstanding public figures have been honored for their private, social, economic or political activities in the field of nature conservation. Previous winners include Jonathan Franzen, Dr. Luc Hoffmann, Dr. Mario F. Broggi, Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer and Gudrun Steinacker. The EuroNatur Award is a non-monetary award which honors outstanding achievements in nature conservation.