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EU Nature Restoration Law: Huge Opportunity To Fight Biodiversity And Climate Crises

Friday, 24 June 2022, 6:10 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

The legislative proposal for binding nature restoration targets presented by the European Commission today can put the EU’s degraded ecosystems on a path to recovery. The Commission’s proposal is a huge milestone; it is the first major piece of EU ... More >>

Assessing The Environmental Impacts Of The War In Ukraine

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 6:56 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

by Dr. Bohdan Vykhor and Andreas Beckmann Since 24 February 2022, the war in Ukraine has caused untold human suffering. It has also brought unprecedented and long-lasting challenges to the environment. With extreme violence still ongoing, it is too early ... More >>

WWF Gathers Countries Across Europe To Support River And Wetland Restoration

Sunday, 5 June 2022, 6:27 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

On World Environment Day (June 5th) European governments have recorded their commitment in a joint video (video will be available on WWF-CEE YT channel on 5th June) The action fits under the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Thousands of Europeans ask ... More >>

WWF Sounds The Alarm: Romania Won’t Stop Illegal Logging

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 6:45 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

Today, the Romanian forests are about to lose another battle, this time for the European funds within the National Strategic Plan. Only 0.46% of the money is available for forest conservation and sustainable forest management. WWF Romania sounds the ... More >>

Old Growth Forests In Slovakia Will Be Protected In Newly Established Nature Reserve

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 6:40 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

Old Growth Forests of Slovakia is the official name of a new nature reserve approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic. Establishment of the new reserve is a result of long lasting effort of two conservation organizations OZ Prales and WWF Slovakia. ... More >>

WWF Hails Largest-Ever Private Funding Commitment For Biodiversity As A ‘Momentous Move For A “Nature-Positive” World’

Friday, 24 September 2021, 5:33 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

$5 billion of funding announced by philanthropists for biodiversity restoration and conservation 75 financial institutions representing EUR 12 trillion in asset commit to end investments harmful to nature 23 September 2021 In a move described ... More >>

World’s First 5-Country Biosphere Reserve Will Benefit People And Nature In The ‘Amazon Of Europe’

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 6:10 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

UNESCO declares Mura-Drava-Danube as biosphere reserve 15 September 2021 With the world facing climate and nature crises, UNESCO’s designation today of the Mura-Drava-Danube (MDD) as the world’s first ‘5-country biosphere reserve’ represents a historic ... More >>

The First Hydropower Standard Will Not Stop Damage To Central And Eastern European Rivers

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 5:47 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

European rivers are already the most fragmented on the planet . 8 September 2021 - Launched today at the World Hydropower Congress, the new Hydropower Standard is a commitment from the hydropower industry to reduce its negative impacts on rivers, ... More >>

Tesco And WWF Join Forces To Reduce Ecological Footprint Through Affordable And Healthy Food Choices

Friday, 30 July 2021, 5:32 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

29 July 2021 – Today marks this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, when humanity’s demand for natural resources and services exceeds what Earth can regenerate within the year. This means that our way of living generates as much global demand on nature ... More >>

Breaking! Wolf Hunting Finally Banned In Slovakia!

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 6:31 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

This follows news of an indefinite ban on sturgeon fishing in Romania last week. 11 May 2021 - The wolf will become a fully protected species in Slovakia as of 1 June 2021. The massive campaign for full protection of wolves was supported by 31 ... More >>

Clean Jobs Can Replace Coal Jobs In European Regions, WWF Report

Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 5:40 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

Jobs in coal are plummeting across Europe as countries shift to renewable energy sources – WWF is calling for EU countries to phase out their coal power by 2030 to fight the climate crisis and uphold the Paris Agreement . Phasing out fossil fuel-based ... More >>

Conservation Success! Fishing For Wild Sturgeon And Selling Wild Sturgeon Products Banned Indefinitely In Romania

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 4:57 pm | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

While the fragmentation of rivers by transversal structures like hydropower dams pose a threat to natural fish populations if they are no longer able to migrate between important habitats, poaching remains one of the significant causes of the “dinosaurs ... More >>

New WWF Analysis Reveals The Possibility Of Barrier Removal And Freeing At Least 7800 Km Of Rivers In The Region

Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 6:01 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

The study demonstrates the massive potential of barrier removal to restore free-flowing rivers and nature in the Green Heart of Europe. 19 April 2021 – WWF’s new Potential of Barrier Removal to Reconnect Europe’s Rivers report analyses a sample of 30,000 ... More >>

Wildlife Trafficking Of Critically Endangered Sturgeon

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 5:37 pm | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING OF CRITICALLY ENDANGERED STURGEON – NEW EVIDENCE OF SYSTEMATIC VIOLATIONS FROM THE LOWER DANUBE REGION Almost a third of the samples of sturgeon products bought through WWF's market survey were illegal, and 214 cases of poaching ... More >>

European Commission Is Turning Its Back On Science By Including Fossil Fuels In The Sustainable Taxonomy Proposal

Friday, 9 April 2021, 5:57 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

For the last year, Central and Eastern European governments have been pressuring the EU to include less restrictive criteria for biomass energy production and to recognise natural gas as a transition fuel towards climate neutrality. They may have ... More >>

WWF-Romania Launches New Tool In Fight Against Illegal Logging

Friday, 2 April 2021, 7:48 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

WWF-Romania created and launched the first tool which, by video monitoring the wood transports that leave the forest , can help authorities significantly reduce illegal logging by prioritising and improving the efficiency of their controls. Romania could ... More >>

Sturgeon Poaching Again On The Rise Along The Danube: New Cases In Ukraine And Romania

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 6:21 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

Sturgeons are the most endangered group of species on the planet 30 March 2021 - There are strong indications of increased sturgeon poaching activity in Romania and Ukraine . The cooperation and effectiveness of law enforcement is more important ... More >>

Earth Hour 2021: Shining A Spotlight On The Perilous State Of The Planet

Saturday, 27 March 2021, 7:33 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

Earth Hour 2021: Shining A Spotlight On The Perilous State Of The Planet, And Calling For Urgent Action To Set Nature On The Path Of Recovery Earth Hour 2021 comes ahead of key events where decisions will be taken by world leaders on climate action, sustainable ... More >>

World Wildlife Day 2021: Forests And Livelihoods - Sustaining People And Planet

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 7:06 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

Celebrating the livelihoods of communities who rely on forests, and the value of these ecosystems for both wildlife and all of humanity Covering nearly a third of the planet’s land surface, forests and woodlands are key pillars of human livelihoods ... More >>

World’s Forgotten Fishes Vital For Hundreds Of Millions Of People But1/3 Face Extinction, Warns New Report

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 6:28 am | WWF Central And Eastern Europe

Freshwater fish populations are collapsing 23 February 2021 – The world’s dazzlingly diverse freshwater fish are critical for the health, food security and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people, but they are under ever increasing threat with ... More >>