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  • 07
    2014
    Action for river protection: WWF celebrates 2nd Amazon of Europe Day across five countries
    BIG JUMPs and various cross-border events in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Mura-Drava-Danube
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    Halbenrain/Austria, Apace/Slovenia, Križnica/Croatia, Gemenc/Hungary, Sombor/Serbia – July 14th, 2014 – Joined by EuroNatur and many local partner NGOs, WWF celebrated the second Amazon of Europe Day on 13 July with various events on the natural riverbanks of the Mura, Drava and Danube. Thousands of people all over Europe simultaneously jumped into their rivers to set the stage for water protection and send their message about the high ecological value of wetlands and living rivers in contrary to lifeless channels that serve only for navigation and electricity production.

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  • 07
    2014
    Invitation to Amazon of Europe Day and Big Jump on the Border Mura
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  • 07
    2014
    Invitation to Amazon of Europe Day and Big Jump on the Drava in Croatia
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  • 07
    2014
    Invitation to Amazon of Europe Day and Big Jump on the Danube in Serbia
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  • 04
    2014
    WWF jubilates: Bird paradise Kopacki Rit saved
    Croatian environment ministry stops regulation project of the Danube´s best preserved wetland
    Zagreb, Vienna, April 7, 2014 - The Croatian Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection has stopped one of the largest planned destructions of nature on the Danube River. A 53-kilometer long natural stretch of the Danube along the Croatian-Serbian border had been under huge pressure from the Croatian inland navigation agency to be regulated and channelized. As a result, the Kopacki Rit Nature Park in Croatia, an internationally renowned bird paradise, as well as Serbias most important Danube´s Nature Reserve „Gornje Podunavlje“, would have literally dried out. "Stopping this senseless destruction of one of the most valuable floodplains of the entire Danube is a major success for nature conservation in Europe," says Arno Mohl of WWF.

    Amazon of Europe, "Kopački Rit" Nature Park

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  • 01
    2014
    International Winter Census: “Amazon of Europe” hosts highest density of White-tailed Eagles in the Danube region
    Over 230 White-tailed Eagles and 100.000 other waterbirds counted in the floodplains of Mura, Drava and Danube
     
  • 01
    2014
    First international winter census along the whole Danube River: 750 White-tailed Eagle were spotted on January 12th by 300 counters!
    White tailed eagle_display flightHainburg (Austria) serves as nodal point in South-East European White-tailed Eagle protection these days. The Symposium on January 12th at Kulturfabrik Hainburg, initiated by BirdLife, DANUBEPARKS and WWF, brought together international White-tailed Eagle experts and over 200 interested participants.
    300 voluntary counters braved cold and wind to monitor 3.000 river kilometres at the Danube. They reported a pleasant result: In nine Danube countries, 750 Eagles were counted! The number proves the perfect suitability of the Danube River as habitat for the White-tailed Eagle.
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  • 10
    2013
    WWF jubilates: The “Amazon of Europe” is growing
    Valuable Danube Floodplains of Serbia nominated for UNESCO designation
    Traditional costume of the Sokci minority Belgrade, Zagreb, Budapest, Ljubljana, Vienna – The Republic of Serbia has recently nominated its part of the territory of the future Five-country Biosphere Reserve “Mura-Drava-Danube” at UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Programme in Paris. The Serbian area corresponds to almost 20 per cent of the “Amazon of Europe” which borders and will be jointly conserved by Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia and Austria.

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  • 09
    2013
    WWF’s “Amazon of Europe” initiative is European Riverprize finalist
    5 Country Representatives - River prize Gala

    Vienna, Austria - The WWF and EuroNatur initiative to establish a five-country UNESCO Biosphere Reserve “Mura-Drava-Danube“ across Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia has been recognized as a finalist for the 2013 European Riverprize of the International River Foundation. “Being one of only four finalists is an important achievement and we regard this as an assignment for us to carry on combating unsustainable river management and upcoming plans for new hydropower dams as well as to increase the efforts for the restoration of already degraded river stretches in the Mura-Drava-Danube area”, said Arno Mohl, WWF Project leader. “I hope this nomination also inspires other initiatives all over Europe to fight for living rivers – there are many magnificent landscapes and rare species threatened and worth saving.”

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  • 08
    2013
    Wanderung an der Grenzmur
    Sonntag, 10. August 2013 - Begleitveranstaltung zur Ausstellung MUR+AUEN
    Aufweitung Gosdorf, Grenzmur, At Mit dem Europaschutzgebiet (Natura 2000) "Grenzmur" soll der zukünftige grenzüberschreitende UNESO-Biosphärenpark "Mur-Drau-Donau" beginnen.



    Treffpunkt: Pavelhaus, 14 Uhr

    Führung durch die Ausstellung Mur+Auen im Pavelhaus

    Anschließende geführte Wanderung (2-3 Stunden)

    Führung:
    Ing. Dr. Andreas Breuss, Mag. Bernd Wieser

    Anmeldung nicht notwendig