Tag: Biodiversity

White Roofs Most Effective in Combating Urban Heat

Summers are getting hotter year-on-year, and this problem is particularly pronounced in urban areas where a lot of concrete and little vegetation make the heat unbearable. An additional problem is the excessive use...

Together for the Preservation of Nauter’s Diversity

The Regional Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) was founded twenty years ago. During that period, its goals have been adapted...

UNESCO raises global alarm on the rapid degradation of soils

UNESCO is warning that 90 per cent of the planet's land surface could be degraded by 2050, with major risks for biodiversity and human life. At an international conference in Agadir (Morocco),...

Good Management of Protected Areas Leads to Better Nature Conservation

The Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, which deals with the protection and improvement of natural heritage, currently has 472 protected areas in Serbia under its jurisdiction, spanning 762,960 hectares or 8.62...

EU and SDGs: How has the EU Performed?

Eurostat released the publication ‘Sustainable development in the European Union - monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context - 2024 edition’. This publication provides readers with a statistical...

Development of Environmental Protection

Humanity’s contemplation about its negative impact on nature has left a written trace dating back several centuries. Yet, at that time, there was not enough knowledge about the extent to which such...

Precise Strategies and Plans for Mitigating the Consequences of Climate Change

Biodiversity is particularly important for Romania because around 23 per cent of the country’s surface is occupied by protected natural areas, which are part of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas in the European Union. Romania has...

The world’s Corals are Bleaching – Here’s Why

Two prominent research organizations confirmed a few weeks ago what scientists had long thought: the world’s warm water coral reefs are bleaching en masse for the fourth time in 25 years. Corals are...

2023 Environmental Protection Investment: 67 billion euros

Eurostat estimates that in 2023, EU countries invested about 67 billion euros into assets essential to provide environmental protection services. These services included wastewater treatment plants, vehicles to transport waste, acquisitions of...

In Europe’s Wild Carpathian Mountains, Prospect of Drought Rises

Stretching across seven Central and Eastern European countries, the Carpathian mountain range is home to some of the continent’s largest intact forests. It boasts nearly 4,000 plant species, as well as large...

From Investing In Nature Conservation To One Of the Most Environmentally Developed Countries

One of the smallest but greenest countries in the European Union – Slovenia – very quickly adopted European standards and achieved a high level of environmental protection. According to the report of...

Earth Day: What is it, When is it and Why is it Important?

Earth Day is an international day devoted to our planet. It draws attention to the environment and promotes conservation and sustainability. Each year on 22 April, around one billion people around the world...

Soil health: Parliament sets out measures to achieve healthy soils by 2050

To improve the health of EU soils, MEPs support efforts to monitor and improve the soil ecological status in the EU. Parliament on Wednesday adopted its position on the Commission proposal for a...

HOME BEEKEEPING – VALIDATING THE IMPORTANCE OF BEES

By now, everybody knows how important bees are for the survival of humanity and biodiversity, but in practice, it seems that that is not the case. Although, initially, I thought of skipping...

HOW AGRICULTURE ENDANGERED THE WORLD’S MOST BIODIVERSE SAVANNAH

The Cerrado - a tropical savannah region in Brazil that occupies an important place in the world thanks to its biodiversity - has been in great jeopardy in recent years by the...

LOW-CARBON ECONOMY IS A LONG-TERM ENERGY POLICY PRIORITY

Over 40 per cent of the territory of a small country in the heart of Europe - the Slovak Republic, with a population of 5.5 million - is covered by forests. Slovakia...

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