Macedonia plants 7 million trees to revive its forests

Green (Living) Review

Trajanov and his associates, backed by the government, launched the action in March 2008 after raging fires ravaged about 35,000 hectares (86,500 acres) of greenery in Macedonia. Every summer wildfires destroy thousands of hectares of forests in Macedonia, especially in the southern part of the country. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) What a brilliant idea!

Ktima Bellou: a green hotel in shadow of the Greek gods

Green Traveler Guides

This is Macedonia, on the western Greek mainland. All Europe Greece Hotels Macedonia Restaurants/Cafes Agios Dimitrios Constance Washburn Green Key Ktima Bellou Pieria | Macedonian Green Elegance | It’s in the shadow of Mount Olympus, home to the ancient Greek gods and highest mountain in Greece. Nearby is the traditional village of Agios Dimitrios, population maybe a thousand and surrounded by farm and forest.

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Definitively the Egyptians!

10,000 Birds

Neighbouring (FYRO) Macedonia nowadays has about 20 pairs, while two decades ago they had 135! And so, I was driving from Greece to Serbia… in central Macedonia, two birds were circling not far from the motorway… black and white (above)… perhaps White Storks on migration? Scientific papers are simply boring. That is why they have sections Abstract and Summary, to allow you to read the digested versions and skip the rest.

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Birding Sarajevo or the sentimental journey home

10,000 Birds

The series of birding workshops and meetings continued across the map, through Ulcinj, Montenegro, then Samobor, Croatia and Stip (described here ), North Macedonia, leading to Brussels, the unofficial capital of EU. Gonna take a sentimental journey. Gonna set my heart at ease …. Gotta take that sentimental journey. Sentimental journey home. Sentimental Journey – Ella Fitzgerald (1947).

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Serbia – birding overview of a year in the Central Balkans

10,000 Birds

Interestingly, while they have not yet been recorded in Serbia in the breeding season, Masked Shrike , Olive-tree Warbler and Sardinian Warbler were seen breeding just south of the border, in North Macedonia, and it is likely that some pairs might choose localities further north. Serbia has 317 eBirded species so far, or 89% of the 356 in the national checklist.

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Sustainable Design from Bastet Noir: Representing Eco Fashion from the Balkans

Eco Chic

Bastet Noir ‘s story began back in 2012 when the founder of the company, Daniela Milosheska, noticed that there was a total lack of online platforms to help to Balkan-region designers (this includes Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, and others) reach the rest of the world. A silk dress featured on sustainable design boutique Bastet Noir.

The Greek Strategy

10,000 Birds

Driving from France or Germany to Greece, you are likely to pass through my hometown of Belgrade and continue south following the E75 through the FYRO Macedonia. Have you read my blogs on birding Greece ? Presuming that you live somewhere in Europe and plan a car trip to Greece, let me suggest a couple of routes that will increase your tour list.

UN Launches Climate Change Resilience Project In Western Balkans, Turkey

Green Prophet

In addition to Turkey, the countries set to benefit from the project are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, and Kosovo. The incidence and intensity of natural disasters, such as the flash floods last month that killed 12 people in Samsun, Turkey , are expected to increase as climate change intensifies.

Prespa Lakes National Park, Greece: the largest Dalmatian Pelican colony in the world

10,000 Birds

The Prespa Lakes National Park in Greece is well hidden among the mountains at the triple border with Albania in the west and the FYRO Macedonia in the north. The other day I was exploring a new area for the first time, birding the national park that I’ve watched only in BBC documentaries, the place famous for the largest Dalmatian Pelican colony in the world – more than 1300 pairs! Have you heard of it? Can you pinpoint it on a map?

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Action urged after weedkiller traces found in peoples' urine

Green (Living) Review

" Urine samples were collected from volunteers in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and UK.

My Top 12 Wildlife Watching Moments

10,000 Birds

Here go those moments of curiosity, in no particular order: Europe: And so, I was driving from Greece to Serbia… in central FYRO Macedonia, two birds were circling not far from the motorway… black and white… perhaps White Storks on migration? Today is the United Nations World Wildlife Day, a time to celebrate and raise awareness of the living world around us.

Pelican Lake (Greece): Magic Revisited

10,000 Birds

The sun rises over the village of Chrysochorafa, by Kerkini Lake in the north of Greece, not far from the triple border with Bulgaria and FYRO Macedonia. Early September morning. Barn Swallows and Eurasian Collared Doves on the wires… I was here for the first time in April this year (find about it here ) and easily made up my mind: this is a place worthy of many returns.

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Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

Green (Living) Review

The six West Balkan countries are cooperating countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. The European Environment Agency (EEA) on November 30, 2010 released its fourth Environment State and Outlook report — SOER 2010 — a comprehensive assessment of how and why Europe’s environment is changing, and what we are doing about it.

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VisionConsult presents "Village of the Future" for Roma Inclusion

Green (Living) Review

A region with strong Roma minorities is the Balkans, with countries like Bulgaria, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia featuring a Roma minority approaching 10% of the population or even surpassing this figure.

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E-learning for Sustainability

The Green Changemakers

The VCSE-partners -the University of Macedonia (GR), the Open University of the Netherlands (NL), the University of Graz (AT), the University of Lüneburg (DE), the Charles University in Prague (CZ)- have joint their extensive know-how and comprehensive technical expertise in order to promote the practice of “e-learning” for sustainability issues at a wider audience among other European Higher Academic Institutes, stakeholders and decision-makers.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.