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03/11/2020
International Child Drawing Competition

The Bulgarian stork village Belozem calls for an international drawing competition.

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03/05/2020
Stork conservationists to meet in Taraš, Serbia

The village of Taraš, awarded the title of European Stork village in 2015, lies at the heart of the province of Vojvodina in the north of Serbia. The pasture and meadows of the flood plains of the River Tisza provide the white stork with a richly stocked table.

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10/21/2019
Opening of the new Stork Information Centre in Belozem

In the Bulgarian stork village of Belozem a new White Stork Tourist Information Centre officially opened on 23 September 2019. The celebrations with EuroNatur partner Green Balkans also involved Belozem’s mayor and the priest who gave blessings to the centre.

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09/17/2019
Two open calls for proposals

Within the frame of the project “WET MEADOWS AND PASTURES 2” EuroNatur intends to support local and national NGOs and the European Stork Villages (ESV) in the implementation of projects addressing the restoration of wet meadows and pastures. In addition EuroNatur intends to support the sustainable development of the European Stork Villages (ESV) and their NGO partners by a small grant scheme. Please find more information on the two calls for proposals below.

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08/19/2019
Power lines: Fatal for migratory birds

++ Autumn migration has begun ++ Overhead powerlines cause the death of millions of migratory birds worldwide ++ International campaign to protect migratory birds starts its second phase ++

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06/19/2019
European Stork Conference in Češinovo-Obleševo

White storks are enjoying a good life, thanks to the rich food sources in the rice fields surrounding the Northern Macedonian commune of Češinovo-Obleševo. The village, which was granted the honour of being declared a stork village in 2013 by EuroNatur, hosted the 16th European Stork Conference from 12-15 July 2019.

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05/29/2019
Europe’s stork conservationists meet in North Macedonia

From 12 to 15 June 2019, representatives of the European Stork Villages Network will meet in the Stork Village of Češinovo-Obleševo. Together with international nature conservation experts, they will discuss and learn about recent progress in protecting storks both in the Stork Villages and throughout Europe.

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04/04/2019
Call for proposals

Within the frame of the project “WET MEADOWS AND PASTURES 2” EuroNatur intends to support local and national NGOs and the European Stork Villages (ESV) in the implementation of projects addressing the restoration of wet meadows and pastures. A first call for proposal in 2018 resulted in the funding of 8 habitat projects, which are currently ongoing. With this second call, we aim to identify and fund additional habitat projects in order to continue and enlarge this successful project model.

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03/19/2019
Thousands of white storks are the victims of illegal hunting

++ The migration season is now in full flow ++ Every year there are 25 million birds killed illegally, including thousands of white storks ++ International Campaign to fight against the killing of birds has been launched ++

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08/31/2018
Stork Massacre in Malta

Three weeks ago, a flock of white storks landed on the Mediterranean island of Malta. Poachers immediately set about hunting down these magnificent large birds. It is now believed that all the storks have been shot dead.

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