Biology

Bulgarian Environment Minister: Proposed Changes to Biodiversity Law Concern Natura 2000 Network

The amendments to the Biodiversity Act are in connection with the Natura 2000 network, Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov said during the presentation of the draft, Focus News Agency reports. After more than three years of preparation and discussion, the bill aims to find a balance between various interests, he said.

Certain Type of Birds in Europe Decrease Alarmingly

The number of insect-eating birds, such as beetles and caterpillars, has declined significantly in Europe over the past 25 years, according to a German study.
 
A 13% reduction in the number of insect-eating birds in Europe between 1990 and 2015 was registered.
 
The decline reflects a trend associated with a decline in the insect population.

Regional Cooperation is the Key to Finding the Wartime Missing

In the last 20 years, governments in the Western Balkans have been able to account for more than 70 per cent of the 40,000 people who were missing at the end of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. Almost 28,000 have been accounted for, which is an unprecedented achievement following a large-scale conflict anywhere in the world.

Bulgarian Graphic Designer, Art Director and illustrator Retells Origin of Species by Darwin

"Very important project, realized in the most beautiful way. The thorough text of Sabina Radeva and her magnificent pictures together tell the story of the origin of the species and the evolution itself with clarity, humor and great charm. "

DNA stocktaking report: In 2018, cases worth EUR 412 million in damages sent to court

Interim chief prosecutor of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) Calin Nistor said on Friday at the presentation of the institution's stocktaking report that in 2018, DNA has sent to court case files counting for a total estimated damage worth EUR 412 million. "DNA's activity focused on recovering the crime's fruit.

Neutral Sexual Education at the Kindergarten in Stockholm

Children get the opportunity to define their gender themselves, writes BBC. 

From the moment a child is born, its gender pretty much determines how they will dress, which toys they'll be given and ultimately how they are meant to behave within society.

But some schools in Sweden are trying to strip away such gender norms.

Zoo hits out at 'hypocrisy' over Jaguar deaths

The Attica Zoological Park at Spata, west of Athens, has accused its critics of "hypocrisy" over the fatal shooting of two rare jaguars that escaped from their enclosure in November.

The incident, which was announced on Saturday, triggered criticism of the zoo by the Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation and Giorgos Amyras, a lawmaker for To Potami.

Jane Goodall | Thessaloniki, Athens & Crete | December 9-11

Acclaimed primatologist Dr Jane Goodall will be visiting Thessaloniki, Athens and Crete,on December 9, 10 and 11, respectively, spreading a message of conservation. The 84-year-old British scientist, with countless awards and honorary doctorates under her belt, is traveling around the world delivering lectures on the environmental crisis.

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