MEP, representing seven different political groups, have sent a letter to the European Commissioner Karmenu Vella expressing their concern with regards to the critical situation in two areas protected under EU law in Bulgaria: Pirin National Park and Kresna Gorge.
On the eve of Danube Day, 29 June, WWF, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company and the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River take stock of progress of their 7-year partnership for rivers and wetlands in the Danube basin.
The case of Robi, a brown bear wandering through Hungary caught then let free last week, is now spreading like wildfire in media outlets, all reporting bear sightings. According to WWF Hungary, this case highlights the urge for re-learning how to live in coexistence with large carnivores. It is important to assure that large carnivores remain undisturbed, so WWF Hungary asks for people’s cooperation.
The older a forest is, the more it is expected to be rich in flora and fauna. Aged forests’ touristic attraction should not be undervalued. Who would not prefer visiting romantic landscapes during their trips; landscapes whose most colourful scenes are old forests with their trees sized and shaped just as in a fable? Concerning our international project that supports the conservation of oak forests, we hereby report on Hungary’s “hundred-year-old” forests.
Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia, Kyiv - Earth Hour, WWF’s landmark movement, is once again set to unite millions of people around the world to show their commitment to the planet. Hundreds of iconic landmarks in Central and Eastern Europe will switch off lights for an hour at 8:30 p.m. local time, 24 March to stand in solidarity with nature while they join the world’s largest environmental demonstration to support actions for a living planet.
Belize becomes a world leader in ocean protection by ending oil activity in its waters. The legislation, which was signed into law on 29 December 2017, marks the first time that a developing country has taken such a major step to protect its oceans.
Household heating indicating medium or high level air pollution in more than half of the settlements in the country; energy poverty concerns 80 percent of local governments, besides, the insulation and the heating system of local governmental public buildings are in poor condition – WWF Hungary’s latest report says.
With thousands of proposed dams threatening Europe’s few remaining free flowing rivers, France’s decision to remove two large dams could signal the start of a new era on the continent – with countries focussing on reviving their rivers and on large scale dam destruction rather than construction.
The extent to which Belize’s economy depends on tourism generated by the threatened Belize Barrier Reef World Heritage site has been revealed for the first time today by a new report launched by WWF and partner organizations. The report, Natural Heritage, Natural Wealth, aims to highlight the incredible resource the country is at risk of losing.
At the Fifth Conference of the Parties of the Carpathian Convention in Lillafuered, Hungary, representatives of the seven Parties to the Convention, committed to take action on climate change, agriculture and forest protection, among other issues.