Nature Protection

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...

Slavske: Experimental Green Building

The Carpathian village of Slavske, located in the valley of the Opir river and surrounded by mountains, has been a resort since the beginning of the 19th century, when it saw the construction of its first hotel and climatotherapy station....

A Return to the Exclusion Zone

Prypiat is the city that saw bright prospects and terrible consequences. For the last 30 years this is an abandoned spot, contaminated by radiation. Today Prypiat is the subject of legends, the territory of dreary scenes and a sign of...

Michel and his Carpathian Buffaloes

— Who do you want to see? — asks an elderly man as he continues digging in his garden. — Michel… Michel Jacobi — the German fellow who breeds buffaloes here. Do you know him? — Who doesn’t?! Of course,...

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