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Poland’s Bialowieza Forest is one of the last old-growth forests in Europe. Photo: Janusz Korbel

What’s Up in Białowieża Forest?

By Camp for the Forest   |   Nov 22, 2017 November 22, 2017

The year 2017 is a special one for the Białowieża. After over 20 years of campaigning for protection of this unique forest in Poland, with some small successes along the way, the situation has taken a dramatic turn. The last primeval forest of lowland Europe—a UNESCO World… Read More

Photo: María Mariñas

Stop the Black Dragon

By Tony Butt   |   Sep 22, 2017 September 22, 2017

About five minutes from where I live, there is a small village called Tapia de Casariego. The waves at Tapia are not world-class, but they can get very good on the right conditions. Tapia is also very significant in Spanish surfing history, being one of the birthplaces of surfing in… Read More

Photo: © jens-steingaesser.de

Save the Blue Heart of Europe: Scientists for Vjosa

By Dr. Fritz Schiemer   |   Sep 6, 2017 September 6, 2017

The rivers in the Balkan region are in danger of being damaged by inappropriate river engineering. Of particular concern is the Vjosa in Albania, the last big wild river in Europe outside Russia. From a scientific point of view, the Vjosa is of high value since nowhere else in Europe… Read More

Photo: Andrew Burr

The Disaster Training Plan

By Morgan Sjogren   |   Jul 26, 2017 July 26, 2017

“We just have to run 20, 30 or 50 miles a day over some mountains. What could go wrong?” When I received my itinerary from Jenn Shelton to run the Tour du Mont Blanc, I took a hard swallow of quickly drying saliva, knowing that my background as… Read More

Photo: Platform Save the Tua

Stop the Dams in Portugal

By Tony Butt   |   Apr 24, 2016 April 24, 2016

One of the most powerful scenes in Damnation is where a way of life going back over 15,000 years is suddenly brought to an end due to the construction of a dam. When the Dalles dam was built on the Columbia River it submerged Celilo Falls and took… Read More

Photo: Carlos Blanchard

When the Mountains Were Wild

By Mitch Tölderer   |   Mar 21, 2017 March 21, 2017

I was looking for real mountain wilderness in Europe. All of the roads, ski lifts, huts, dams and avalanche safety reports make it really easy and comfortable to access great ski touring, climbing and freeriding in the central European Alps. Some of the huts feel more like hotels than shelters… Read More

Photo: Tim Davis

The View from Europe: Say No to TTIP

By Ryan Gellert   |   May 12, 2016 May 12, 2016

This past week Greenpeace leaked 248 pages of negotiating texts and internal position papers that reveal a deep rift among the 28 European governments, the European Union and the U.S., involved in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The Greenpeace report has caused an uproar here in Europe,… Read More

Photo: Roland Dorozhani

Save the Blue Heart of Europe: The Balkan Rivers story

By Ulrich Eichelmann   |   Mar 14, 2016 March 14, 2016

The Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe is known for its Mediterranean beaches, past wars, corruption, ethnic conflicts and, to insiders, Slivovitz and ćevapi—the plum schnapps and traditional minced-meat dish of the region. Stories about the area are plentiful, but I want to tell you a different story—a story about beauty, diversity… Read More

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