With World Bank Loan, Croatia Targets Meeting EU's Nature Conservation Standards

The World Bank is lending euro20.8 million (USD28.4 million) that will enable Croatia to meet European Union standards on nature protection. The funds will be channeled through the European Union Natura 2000 Integration Project, which aims to help key Croatian nature protection stakeholders, including the Ministry of Culture, the State Institute for Nature Protection, National and Nature Parks, county-level nature protection institutions, farmers and landowners, develop an integrated ecological network that will be aligned with EU nature protection legislation and birds and habitats directives.

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.