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July Summer School on Biosphere Reserves: register now!

Are you a junior officer in a Biosphere Reserve (BR) of the MAB/UNESCO programme of a European or Mediterranean country? Or, have you recently graduated from a relevant university discipline and wish to be further trained on Integrated Management Approaches within a BR? Would you like to gain from the experience of a newly established BR in Sardinia? Then the Summer School on ‘Integrated Management Approaches and Sustainable Tourism Strategies for Biosphere Reserves’, organized in Sardinia, from 13 to 20 July 2017, maybe of interest to you! The Summer School provides an...

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Act4Drin featured in Birdlife’s magazine and webpage!

The Act4Drin project was featured recently in Birldlife's magazine and webpage. Within the article entitled 'Protecting the pristine: Europe's last truly "wild" waterways'  the Act4Drin project is showcased as one of the 17 projects in the region that together have raised awareness and empowered local civil society groups to conserve freshwater ecosystems in this incredible landscape. Read the full-text article here:...

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Act4Drin Spring School featured at the UE4SD newsletter

The Act4Drin Spring School 2016 was featured at the UE4SD newsletter launched in July 2016! University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) is a three year project funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme – Erasmus Academic Networks. The project is working across Europe to locate and capture recent efforts to support the development of ESD capabilities of university educators. The aim is to draw on best practices, new initiatives and usable tools for professional development in ESD for university educators. The project draws together 53 partners...

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The ActDrin travelogue ‘Living well in harmony with the Drin’ launched today!

We are very excited to launch today, the Act4Drin documentary “Living well in harmony with the Drin”  which immerses us in a fact-filled yet emotional travelogue along the Drin River Basin, the connecting body of five Riparian countries. It captures the outstanding wealth of habitats and species and highlights the crucial role of local communities in protecting and conserving this biodiversity hotspot. This documentary brings forward the core message of the Act4Drin which is all about “Living in harmony with the Drin”. The Drin River Basin is full of life,...

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Act4Drin survey sheds light on the prevailing public views and perceptions towards freshwater ecosystems in the Drin River Basin

Within the framework of the CEPF funded Act4Drin project aiming at raising public awareness, enhancing knowledge and empowering NGOs to protect and conserve freshwater ecosystems in the Drin River Basin, a survey was carried out aiming to shed light on the prevailing public views and perceptions towards freshwater ecosystems in the Drin River Basin. This survey was prepared by MIO-ECSDE and was a pre-assignment of the Act4Drin Spring School 2016, organized by MIO-ECSDE in collaboration and with the support of BIOSFERA, EDEN, MES, GREENHOME, GRASHNICHA, PPNEA, PROGEO, SOCA TRIPS and the...

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Balkan students carry out a marine litter survey in the delta of the Buna/Bojana river

Within the framework of the Act4Drin Spring School held in May 2016, Balkan students from the Drin Riparian countries, namely Albania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Greece carried out a marine litter survey at the Buna/Bojana delta. Based on the beach monitoring methodology (find it here) prepared by MIO-ECSDE in collaboration with partners of the IPA Adriatic funded DeFishGear project, students surveyed the shores of the Buna/Bojana River, which pours into the Adriatic Sea forming a rare example of a natural delta. The findings of the survey indicate that the...

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