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…

THE POST-WAR FATE OF THE WORLD’S PROTECTED AREAS: CONSERVATION WITH BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE, THE STATE AND NATURE

The national parks of the world, in addition to nature, preserve the history of wars, repressions and the struggle for independence. After the end of hostilities, the governments of many countries and the citizens themselves seek to preserve natural areas as valuable ecosystems, places of recreation and memory. Is it possible and should this practice…

The border with the aggressor countries should be the part of the nature reserve fund!

Can the border strip be coordinated with the territories of the nature reserve fund? Can this strip itself become a protected area? Strengthening the protection of Ukraine’s state border with aggressor countries and consideration of draft law 7475 made this topic more than relevant. Strengthening the state border is directly related to nature protection, because…