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Lake Skadar's Resurrection Plant

Today I found Ramonda serbica on a sheltered, small, north-facing cliff face on the south side of Lake Skadar along the winding road from Virpazar to Ostros. 180 more words

Balkan Wildlife

Enforcing environmental rules: Saving fish and baring teeth | The Economist

ON TAKING over in February as China’s minister for environmental protection, Chen Jining said the country needed an environmental law that was “not a paper tiger” but rather a “sharp weapon with teeth of steel”. 212 more words

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Vranjina's Pelicans

We came back the other evening down the main road from Podgorica to Virpazar across Lake Skadar.  Just before the small fishing village of Vranjina, there is a section of open water fringed by spring green willows that over the past two weeks has had a pair, sometimes three, Dalmatian pelicans.   252 more words

Balkan Wildlife

Ulcinj Solanas

The old town of Ulcinj with its fort above a small, deeply incised bay can trace its history back to the Illyrian times. Yesterday, on a warm Spring evening the smart cafes and restaurants were full, the promenade busy and the air was welcoming and civilised. 957 more words

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Crkva Sv. Petke

This little stone church sits high above the town of Virpazar, remote and quiet, with one of the best views of Lake Skadar.  The place is always picturesque and this was the sunset on 6th March when winter was still hanging on hard in the mountains to the north. 304 more words

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Indonesia's Protected Areas Are Failing

A new study by Singapore University has confirmed the government of Indonesia it is not doing their job well. Apparently, all the biodiversity protected areas are still suffering from deforestation. 85 more words


Mixing Waters: a PA case study from Australia

New article by CSVPA’s own Bas Verschuuren, Earth Collective’s Mathew Zylstra, Dhimurru’s Balupalu Yunupingu and Gerard Verschoor from Wageningen University: Mixing Waters: A Cross Cultural Approach to developing Guidelines for Fishers and Boaters in the Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area, Australia… 528 more words