Poster Biodiversity Viewer Ukraine during Empowering Biodiversity Research III (Photo: Dennis Wansink)

Empowering Biodiversity Conservation with the Biodiversity Viewer

The Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (UNCG) developed a web tool to extract biodiversity data from the world’s largest database with distribution data of organisms, GBIF. It facilitates the use of these data for nature conservation and impact assesments of developments in natural, urban and rural areas.

Nedko Nedyalkov with wildlife cameras - crop

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Wildlife cameras for Roach’s mouse-tailed dormouse Since 2017, The Habitat Foundation supports the research of Nedko Nedyalkov on Roach’s mouse-tailed dormouse. It is one of the five dormice that live in Europe but it is very rare. It only occurs in the most southeastern part of Europe, where Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey meet. Currently, only …

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Announcement of the online presentation on 27th November 2023

Presenting the GBIF Biodiversity Viewer

November 27, 2023 On November 27, 2023, the Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (UNCG) presented the GBIF Biodiversity Viewer. The presentation can be reviewed here: The GBIF Biodiversity Viewer extracts species occurrence data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), which provides the largest amount of well-documented data on species in the world. The viewer …

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Participants of the Saker falcon conference okt23 (BSPB)

Saker Falcon Conference

October 16, 2023 Within the LIFE for Falcons project, Green Balkans and the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB) organised the International Saker Falcon Conference in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria) from 12 until 15 October 2023. At the conference species experts shared their experiences in Saker Falcon conservation and research. Over 50 participants from …

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Montenegro (Photo: Wauter Ralph Kolk)

Batloggers for Wildlife Montenegro

Batloggers for Wildlife Montenegro September 1, 2023 The Habitat Foundation supports nature researchers and conservationists in Eastern Europe. The support can be simple but nevertheless important. One of the organisations supported is NGO Wildlife Montenegro. Currently, Wildlife Montenegro is conducting a survey on mammals in an area where a wind farm is planned. Bats are …

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Tree frog (Hyla arborea) (Photo: Dennis Wansink)

It’s time to #RestoreNature

It’s time to #RestoreNature March 25, 2023 Currently, nature in Europe is in a deplorable state. The consequence is that any activity having only the slightest negative effect on the quality of nature brings its components, that is plants, animals, fungi etc., nearer to extinction. Since we all depend on nature (who’s going to produce …

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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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