The evacuation of the unique herbarium, which was collected by scientists of the Kherson State University for more than 50 years, took place!

The second operation to save the herbarium in 100 years was successful (the first, by the way, took place at Kharkiv University during the Second World War). This would not have happened without our colleagues from UNCG, professors of Kherson State University Ivan Moisienko and Oleksandr Khodosovtsev. “When we were still in occupied Kherson, in…

Saving scientific data during war: how is it possible and why it matters?

By Oleksii Marushchak Oleksii Marushchak is Chief Data Manager at Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (UNCG). UWEC Work Group invited him to describe data management and security in wartime conditions. UNCG is actively involved not only in scientific research of Ukrainian biodiversity, creating and supporting Nature Reserve Fund sites, and environmental education on different levels, but…

Defending themselves against the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the russians destroy nature reserves

Russian troops have begun construction of a powerful fortified area along the left bank of the Kherson region in Ukraine. An approximate scheme of the “defense lines” (Map of the russian defense lines being built on the right bank of the Dnieper 11/05/2022) posted the @COUPSURE channel on Twitter. Analysis of satellite images confirms this…

The Great Stalin Plan for the Transformation of Nature: HOW WAS THE NATURE OF UKRAINE DESTROYED UNDER THE SOVIET UNION?

Breaking up with Russia, we should finally break up with our common Soviet past, where myth-making was almost the basis of state policy. In this article, we would like to debunk one of the myths of Soviet propaganda without naming it. Instead, let us analyze what were the consequences of the implementation of Stalin’s plan…

Pollution of the Bug estuary following damage to Mykolaiv’s main wastewater treatment facility

The war in Ukraine has seen attacks on or disruption to wastewater treatment infrastructure in Rubizhne, Chernihiv, Skadovsk, Sloviansk, Mariupol, Siverodonetsk, Lysychansk, Popasna, Mykolaiv, Vasylivka, and likely elsewhere. Eleven separate attacks on water facilities were reported on one day alone, April 19th. These included damage to, and/or the de-energisation of filter stations, pumping stations, and…

The appeal to the President of Ukraine about the fate and role of Ukrainian wildlife after the end of the war

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi About the fate and role of Ukrainian wildlife after the end of the war The nature of Ukraine is an invaluable heritage of our state. The state of wildlife determines the quality of life of people, and its violation leads to natural disasters (floods, droughts, dust storms, etc.), which cause…