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  • 02/02/2022Press release

    New economic report indicates E40 waterway would operate at massive loss

    02/02/2022Press release

    New economic report indicates E40 waterway would operate at massive loss

    A new economic analysis reveals that the planned E40 waterway would operate at a severe economic loss in the long-term, even under optimistic scenarios.

  • 01/26/2022Press release

    Achieving protected status for Polesia, Europe’s largest wetland wilderness

    01/26/2022Press release

    Achieving protected status for Polesia, Europe’s largest wetland wilderness

    Following important steps taken in Belarus and Ukraine to protect peatlands at the heart of Polesia, conservationists want to see the region awarded UNESCO status.

  • 12/10/2021Project update

    Endangered eagle migration patterns key to their conservation

    12/10/2021Project update

    Endangered eagle migration patterns key to their conservation

    The Greater Spotted Eagle is in trouble. Almost extinct in western Europe, Polesia is a stronghold for the critically endangered birds. Roughly 16% of the continent’s population is found in Belarus and 4% in Ukraine. Yet, even in Polesia’s vast network of forests and wetlands, numbers are dropping. Only in … Read more

  • 08/26/2021Project update

    Mapping Europe’s last wild forests

    08/26/2021Project update

    Mapping Europe’s last wild forests

    New open-access database provides the most complete source of information on the location of primary forests in Europe.

  • 03/23/2021Project update

    Polesia’s vast Almany Mires Reserve expanded, securing more habitat for threatened species

    03/23/2021Project update

    Polesia’s vast Almany Mires Reserve expanded, securing more habitat for threatened species

    Almany harbours a rich diversity of species. Large predators like Eurasian lynx and wolf roam in search of prey, which also thrive in the area; The Almany Mires Nature Reserve now spans over 104,000 hectares.

  • 03/16/2021Project update

    Learnings from Ukraine’s Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

    03/16/2021Project update

    Learnings from Ukraine’s Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

    Two FZS researchers are using camera traps to examine wildlife within FZS projects in Europe that have different levels of human impact. Their findings aim to benefit decision-makers, assist with expanding protected areas, and measure the health of wildlife populations elsewhere.

  • 12/24/2020FZS in the media

    Chernobyl fears resurface as river dredging begins in exclusion zone (The Guardian)

    12/24/2020FZS in the media

    Chernobyl fears resurface as river dredging begins in exclusion zone (The Guardian)

    In July 2020, the dredging of the Pripyat began. This is part of constructing the 2,000km long E40 waterway linking the Baltic and Black seas, passing through Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. This goes against recommendations from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the Chernobyl exclusion zone should remain undisturbed.

  • 04/22/2020Press release

    Planned E40 waterway could pose increased radiation risk for millions of people

    04/22/2020Press release

    Planned E40 waterway could pose increased radiation risk for millions of people

    Expert analysis of radioactivity released today undermines entire E40 project.

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