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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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Act4Drin publication showcasing NGO actions to protect and conserve freshwater ecosystems launched today!

We are very excited to announce today, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, the launch of the Act4Drin booklet entitled “NGO actions to protect and conserve freshwater ecosystems”. It is a tribute to the extent and diversity concrete NGO actions in promoting integrated water resources management and freshwater biodiversity conservation in the Mediterranean. This publication showcases the added value and particular strengths that the NGO community brings to environmental governance, such as leadership, creativity, flexibility, entrepreneurship and capacity for vision and...

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Unique transboundary Spring School carried out in the Drin River Basin

A first of its kind transboundary Spring School took place in southwest Balkans within the framework of the Act4Drin entitled ‘The natural wealth and legacy of the Drin River Basin: from field observations and knowledge to collective actions towards protecting freshwater ecosystems’. The Act4Drin is an initiative aiming at raising public awareness, enhancing knowledge and empowering NGOs to protect and conserve freshwater ecosystems in the Drin River Basin. From 7 to 15 May 2016 some 28 natural sciences students from the Drin Riparian countries, namely Albania, FYR of Macedonia,...

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Drin Day 2016 celebrations in full swing!

Today, May the 5th is a day dedicate to the Drin! This is the 3rd edition of an annual initiative dedicated to raising public awareness of local communities and the wider public about the natural wealth and legacy of the Drin River Basin. Wide-ranging celebrations are being organized today along the Drin River Basin with a common goal: to promote concrete, comprehensive and continuous actions towards safeguarding the biodiversity of the Drin River Basin and its invaluable ecosystem services. The Drin Day celebrations include: monitoring & research activities; networking events for NGOs...

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Unique Act4Drin Spring School call launched!

Applications are now being taken for the Act4Drin Spring School 2016 to be held from 7-15 May 2016, which will focus on the natural wealth and legacy of the Drin River Basin: from field observations and knowledge to collective actions towards protecting freshwater ecosystems. Students participating in the 9-day Act4Drin Spring School will learn about the fundamental importance of the Drin River Basin for the region’s ecosystems, livelihoods and overall well-being. Through coursework, field visits and field research, students will focus on biodiversity protection and conservation,...

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Act4Drin NGO Alliance launched on the occasion of World Wetlands Day 2016

Today, on World Wetlands Day, 13 NGOs from the five Drin riparians join forces to form the Act4Drin Alliance aiming to protect and conserve freshwater ecosystems in the Drin River Basin. The Act4Drin Alliance is a coalition of NGOs aiming to act as a forum for coordinating and strengthening NGO participation in the upcoming policy developments in the region driven by the Drin MoU implementation process, enhancing cooperation and networking among and between regional, national and grassroot NGOs in the Drin Basin working on sustainable water resources management and freshwater biodiversity...

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