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Otter (Lutra lutra) (Photo: Dennis Wansink)

EU Nature Restoration Law

EU Nature Restoration Law November 29, 2022 The Habitat Foundation, together with Mammal Conservation Europe (MCE), Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Europe (RACE) and BatLife Europe, reacted to the proposal for a Nature Restoration Law adopted by the European Commission. This new proposal addresses damaged ecosystems, improving food security and tackling the biodiversity and climate crises. …

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First Mouse-tailed dormice radio-tagged

First Mouse-tailed dormice radio-tagged September 15, 2022 Since its rediscovery in 2017, The Habitat Foundation supports the research and conservation of Roach’s Mouse-tailed dormouse (Myomimus roachi) in Bulgaria. In the area where the dormouse was found, we placed nest boxes, live traps and wildlife cameras. In the past five years, we learned a lot about …

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Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) (Photo: Yves Adams / Vilda)

Telescope for Wildlife Montenegro

Telescope for Wildlife Montenegro August 12, 2022 The Habitat Foundation supports nature researchers and conservationists in Eastern Europe. The support can be simple but nevertheless important. Recently, a telescope was donated to the NGO Wildlife Montenegro. Wildlife Montenegro is a young organisation established by a group of volunteers. The goal of the organisation is to …

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Myomimus habitat (Photo: Dennis Wansink)

Grant for Mouse-tailed dormouse project

The Irish National Parks and Wildlife Service, in the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage supports the research on Roach’s mouse-tailed dormouse (Myomimus roachi). In 2017 we started a fundraising campaign for the work of Nedko Nedyalkov. After 40 years without any live recordings, Nedko caught a Mouse-tailed dormouse (alive) in Southeast Bulgaria in …

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Striped Field Mouse (Apodemus agrarius) (Photo: UNCG)

400 000 new records on Ukrainian biodiversity digitised

400 000 new records on Ukrainian biodiversity digitised October 1, 2021 After 18 months of hard work, Ukrainian naturalists digitised about 400,000 new records on Ukrainian biodiversity and uploaded them to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). One and a half years ago, GBIF contained about 193,671 georeferenced occurrence records from Ukraine, and most of …

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iNaturalist website in Ukrainian

iNaturalist translated to Ukrainian

iNaturalist translated to Ukrainian June 20, 2021Knowing the names of the butterflies, snakes, salamanders, beetles, fungi, or plants you see  is one of the nice things when being out in the field in nature. Identifying the species used to be tedious work for which you needed many books with detailed descriptions of the characteristics of …

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Echium vulgare (Photo: Rollin Verlinde / Vilda)

Ukraine is catching up with the publication of biodiversity data in GBIF

Ukraine is catching up with the publication of biodiversity data in GBIF January 23, 2021 The global decline of biodiversity is a hot topic currently. Therefore it is important to know where all the species of animals, plants and other organisms live. The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) collates all biodiversity information that people around …

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Balkan Mammal Network

Balkan Mammal Network May 20, 2018 On 10-12 May 2018 28 representatives of nature research and conservation institutes came together in Bankya, Bulgaria to talk about the conservation of mammals on the Balkans. They represented 8 countries in Southeast Europe: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, and Romania. The meeting was part …

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