Nature Protection

Plogging. Trash never ends

In 2016, a new movement appeared in Sweden at the intersection of two popular trends, healthy lifestyle and environmentalism: plogging. People started to pick litter whenever they went running. With the help of social media, plogging quickly spread around the...

Chornobyl Exclusion Zone: all expedition materials

The night of April 26, 1986, in the city of Pripyat, Polissia, had occurred the biggest catastrophe in the history of nuclear energy. The explosion at the fourth unit of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Station led to tragic consequences with...

Building with hemp

When it comes to construction, we’re used to hearing words like concrete, cement, reinforcing steel, mineral wool, and polystyrene blocks. But hemp? Not so much. This is the story of a Ukrainian startup that produces building materials from industrial hemp...

Sunny Marigold makes Ukraine bloom

Sunny Marigold — this is the name given to sculptor Vasyl Ryzhuk from Lutsk. The artist does a rather unusual thing — all on his own, he plants flowers along the roadsides of his hometown. In 20 years, Vasyl has...

Domazhyr: Bears Rescued From Humans

There is a huge problem with animals kept in terrible conditions in circuses, private zoos, sometimes even at gas stations. There are nearly 200 species living in the wild and almost the same amount who are held in captivity. Numerous...

Self-Settlers of Chornobyl — Returning Home

On April 26, 1986, an explosion occurred, followed by another one. An accident at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant was a technogenic, ecological and humanitarian catastrophe which has changed the image of the nuclear power worldwide. The scale of the...

Askania-Nova: The first steppe bioreserve

Askania-Nova is a true wonder not only for Pryazovia but also for all of Ukraine. It’s one of the oldest biosphere reserves  on the planet and the biggest European steppe protected territory. Local ecosystems have more than 500 species of...

Tuzly Estuaries: Dolphins, Birds, and Volunteers

Tuzly Estuaries National Nature Park is a chain of 13 estuaries in the catchment area of the Danube and the Dniester rivers. Estuaries, and in particular the largest ones, are called the Black Sea maternity home, since there are enormous...

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