Proposed river port in Belarus threatens local livelihoods and biodiversity

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The government of Belarus plans to construct a river port in the Belarusian village Nijniye Zary as an infrastructure for the proposed E40 waterway. This would destroy not only conservation areas of international importance, but also local livelihoods as their houses would be demolished. At the end of February, the Belarusian environmental organizations APB-BirdLife Belarus … Read more Proposed river port in Belarus threatens local livelihoods and biodiversity

Ukrainian government forced to postpone dredging for E40 waterway due to fish spawning

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In early January, the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure announced that the dredging of the Pripyat river in Ukraine is projected to start as soon as the water level is high enough for shipping. However, as the spawning of fish started, any work on the river is forbidden as of March 20th. Modernization measures on the … Read more Ukrainian government forced to postpone dredging for E40 waterway due to fish spawning

New film released: “Polesia – Wilderness without borders”

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By the end of last year, four international nature conservation organisations produced a three minutes film about the stunning wilderness area of Polesia. The region straddles the borders of Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. It is Europe’s greatest intact floodplain with pristine forests and immense wetlands. The short movie shows the beauty of this incredible … Read more New film released: “Polesia – Wilderness without borders”

E40 waterway feasibility study in Poland: Worrying initial results published

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First results of a feasibility study on the planned E40 waterway in Poland have been published. The study was conducted as a follow up of an international feasibility study for the whole E40 waterway, which resulted in three potential route options for the Polish section of the waterway. In July 2018, the more specific Polish … Read more E40 waterway feasibility study in Poland: Worrying initial results published