World  |  Environment  |  Science & Technology  |  Health  |  Human Rights  |  Feel Good  |  Regions
Great News Network
Spread the word:

Hungary’s ratification of UN-backed treaty triggers new protections for Europe’s forests

by Georgia | January 04, 2006

Europe - A United Nations-backed treaty meant to conserve a vast area of forests, streams and mountains in the heart of Europe sprang to life today as Hungary became the fourth nation -along with the Slovak Republic, Ukraine and the Czech Republic - to ratify it.

Millions of people benefited as the Carpathian Convention came into force, providing new protection for Europe's greatest reserve of pristine forest that harbors exotic wildlife like bison, wolves and eagles as well as 200 unique plant species

Continue reading on UN News Centre article opens in new window 
[Broken link?]

Comment on this story

More Great News




The Great News Network is meant to supplement your daily news sources - not replace it. It's role is to show that there is hope, people are making a difference, and that a lot of things are getting better.

Optimism is a great catalyst for making the world a better place. When we can see there is hope, then we'll be more compelled to make the effort to do our part.

© 2003-2019 GNN