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The Drin Strategic Action Programme: a stepping stone towards the sustainable future of the Drin River Basin

Significant advances towards safeguarding the Drin River Basin were discussed at the 17th Drin Core Group meeting organized in Pristina from the 30th to the 31st of May 2019. The Drin River Basin is beyond any doubt one of the most important freshwater biodiversity hotspots of Europe; its intrinsic value is priceless. All Drin riparian countries rely on the extended Drin River Basin waters and their robust state as an economic resource. Since the first Drin Core Group held in 2010, all members of the Group, including MIO-ECSDE, have been working closely together in order to ensure the...

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Safeguarding the intrinsic value of the Drin River Basin: progress-to-date

The Drin River Basin is beyond any doubt one of the most important freshwater biodiversity hotspots of Europe; its intrinsic value is priceless. The Drin River Basin is full of life, providing important habitats for an exceptional wealth of biodiversity. The interconnected watershed bodies and the ecosystems and communities they house deliver a steady stream of benefits to its residents. All Drin riparian counties rely on the extended Drin River Basin waters and their robust state as an economic resource. Sadly, diverse and often conflicting uses and unsustainable management practices exert...

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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: http://www.birdlife.org/drin-river-balkan-waterways

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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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