|PP||'Nettle' Nature and Environment Protection Association||Environmental knowledge for everyone!||540 000 HUF||2 723 USD||information||general||Veszprém||Veszprém|
The association was founded in 1997 by students of environmental engineering of the Veszprém University. They are working on solving local environmental problems, awareness raising and sustainable development of the city and the countryside. HEPF supported the reprint of their popular, easy-to-use consumer information publication.
|PP||'Nettle' Nature and Environment Protection Association||Eco-fair in Veszprém||560 000 HUF||2 824 USD||action||environment||Veszprém||Veszprém|
The association is organizing an Eco-fair in Veszprém twice a year. More and more visitors are coming to the fair, where local organic foods are sold. The organizers are trying to use natural materials for the decoration and installations. HEPF supported the event with the costs of the tents.
|PP||'Nettle' Nature and Environment Protection Association||National gathering of green organisations 2006 ||700 000 HUF||3 530 USD||information||general||Veszprém||Veszprém|
The 2006 annual National Gathering of the Nature and Environmental Protection Organizations will be organized by the association in Veszprém. HEPF supported the travel costs of those organizations which cannot afford attending otherwise.
|PP||'Saker' Nature Protection and Rural Tourism Association||Computer||250 000 HUF||1 260 USD||operation||environment||Somogy||Becsehely|
The association focuses on natural heritage protection and biodiversity conservation. They collect data about the countryside, and it is extremely important to keep these updated to provide accurate information if needed. HEPF supported the association with a laptop, by the help of which they will be able to maintain the collected data.
|PP||'Shore Guard' Social, Cultural and Art Association||ARTÉR artists against environmental pollution||10 000 HUF||50 USD||action||general||Pest||Budapest|
The association operates on a natural area near to the Danube River, polluted by illegal waste dumps. Thus people, who would use the area for sport or leisure can't utilize the advantages of the riverbank. HEPF supported a fine-art contest that would raise the attention of people to environmental problems. The artworks will be exhibited on the boat owned by the association.
|PP||Association of City Protectors||Edition and distribution of the City Protector Magazin||200 000 HUF||1 009 USD||information||environment||Pest||Göd|
HEPF supported the edition of an 8-12 pages long, freely distributed magazine introducing the natural and cultural heritage of the city.
|PP||Blue Fountain Association||MM 11- (Second millenium after 11 years)||250 000 HUF||1 260 USD||information||water||Budapest||Budapest|
The program strives to evaluate the achievements of the Second Millennium city study, by starting a debate about a study prepared 11 years ago discussing possible development paths for the capital. The outcomes were prepared together with the Hungarian Society for Urban Planning in the frame of a conference. HEPF supported the costs of the conference, and the publication that will be published about it.
|PP||Borsod-Abaúj County Public Benefit Association for Nature Protection and Regional Development||Reorganizing the model eco-farm of Gömörszőlős||542 140 HUF||2 734 USD||operation||environment||Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén||Miskolc|
The association has been established by the Ecological Institute for Sustainable Development Foundation to work out sustainability principles, tools and to create sustainable rural-development plans and programs. They started to build up a model program called "Gömörszőlős, a sustainable village in 1993. Within the framework of the program the association wanted to reorganize their eco-farm with the help of two new employees. HEPF supported the salary of the personnel.
|PP||Börzsöny-Region Foundation||Environmental network building at the Szob region||518 400 HUF||2 614 USD||action||environment||Szokolya|
The program aims at developing a regional network of civic actors and inhabitants, to foster cooperation in environmental actions. The main goal of the initiative is to make local people feel responsible towards local environmental problems. HEPF helped by covering the salary of an employee who will work on community development.
|PP||Buds Foundation for Humans and Environment||Happy Countryside - for the development of the Kistarcsa eco-farm||500 000 HUF||2 521 USD||operation||general||Budapest||Budapest|
The founders of the foundation originally aimed at promoting the wider use of selective waste collection, tree planting in the city and a more conscious environmental attitude. Since its establishment the foundation actively participates in environmental actions. HEPF supported the extension of their model sustainable eco-farm with permanent inhabitants that would inspire other people to undertake similar enterprises.
|PP||Common Point Association||Finding mutual interests||200 000 HUF||1 009 USD||training||general||Békés||Békéscsaba|
The funding members of the association have been working together for several years, though the organization was registered only in 2005. Their aim is to promote and practice the traditions and values of natural lifestyle and to coordinate among the interdisciplinary fields of natural literacy. In order to improve their work, HEPF supported the association with an organizational development training.
|PP||Eco-service Foundation||Organising the Consultative Forums of the Green movement||130 000 HUF||655 USD||information||general||Budapest||Budapest|
The organization undertakes the coordination role of Consultative Forum of the Environmental and Nature Conservation Organizations. In 2005-6 three forums are organized. HEPF supported the costs of the meetings.
|PP||Eco-service Foundation||Organizational development||200 000 HUF||1 009 USD||training||general||Budapest||Budapest|
The foundation was founded in 1990 by nine environmental NGOs and three individuals. They are operating as public advisory office, and run an eco-shop, too. Through its 15 years history the foundation has been changed a lot, and its actual situation justified to undertake an organizational development process. HEPF partially supported the fee of the trainer.
|PP||E-mission Association||Green Information Point at Hegyalja Festival||480 000 HUF||2 420 USD||action||general||Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg||Nyíregyháza|
The association participated in the organization of the Green Information Point at the Hegyalja Festival (a cultural festival in Eastern Hungary; in 2004 it had 41 thousand young participants) for the fifth time this year. Their green tent is getting more and more popular every year; according to their estimations, they had some 8-10 thousand visitors listening to the lectures or wandering about the exhibitions. HEPF supported costs of the organization and decoration, presentation and expert fees.
|PP||E-mission Association||Fundraising campaign and volunteer recruition to stop illegal waste deposition at Nyíregyháza||500 000 HUF||2 521 USD||action||waste||Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg||Nyíregyháza|
E-mission is working for a sustainable natural and built environment that is based on local natural, social and economic resources. The campaign supported by HEPF is aiming at limiting and stopping illegal waste disposal. The organizers also investigate to find the original owner of the illegal waste.
|PP||Energy Club||With autographs and advertisements for a democratic energy policy||500 000 HUF||2 521 USD||action||energy||Budapest||Budapest|
Energy Club is a more than decade-old organization aiming to minimize the environmental and social problems stemming from energy production and use. They advocate for the creation of a sustainable and nuclear-free energy sector that is decentralized (i.e. based on the coordination of many small units using local resources), diversified (resting on many pillars) and formed upon the Least Cost Principle. HEPF supported the costs of advertisements aiming to draw attention to the need of public debate about the plans to extend the operating lifetime of Paks nuclear power station. 80 recognized persons and celebrities signed the appeal that has been placed in daily and weekly newspapers.
|PP||Environmental Association For the Future of Kartal||Operational costs and the next sequence of the organizations' environmental newsletter||210 000 HUF||1 059 USD||operation||general||Pest||Kartal|
The organization works at Kartal and neighbourhood (Central Hungary), in the field of environment, nature protection, and environmental education. Their target group is the local citizen, in a wider sense the local people along the Galga River. HEPF supported the association with a computer.
|PP||Károly Eötvös Public Benefit Foundation||A word risen for the region||197 360 HUF||1 000 USD||action||water||Veszprém||Köveskál|
The winner of the Cultural Heritage Award
|PP||Esztergom Environmental Culture Association||Environmental Culture 2010, sustainability proposal||1 000 000 HUF||5 042 USD||operation||general||Komárom-Esztergom||Esztergom|
The work of the association, founded in 1994, focuses on environmental problems and the development of responsible environmental attitudes. In the past, they concentrated on environmental education; in addition, they opened an environmental advisory office and an eco-technical demonstration garden where they introduce renewable energy sources. With the support of HEPF and the co-funding of the State Unemployment Center a qualified technician was hired to organize project-oriented programs and increase the income generated from business activities.
|PP||Foundation for Civic Radio Broadcasting||Bring the dead washing machine back! - Let's create liveable world!||200 000 HUF||1 008 USD||operation||general||Budapest||Budapest|
The foundation runs the Civic Radio, a community station where special programs dealing with environmental and social issues are becoming more and more articulated. The editors of the radio are starting a new series about the collection of electronic waste. They invite and interview decision makers, representatives of electronics companies and civic organizations. HEPF supported the production costs of the program series.
|PP||Friends circle of Albertirsa|| Bird friendly gardens||100 000 HUF||504 USD||action||environment||ALBERTIRSA|
The circle, founded in 1999, is a voluntary community organizing a variety of programs to involve people into the activities serving its goals. It aims at coordinating the citizens interested in the town's public life, its history, natural, cultural and artistic values. The group aimed at creating two "bird friendly educational paths in two locations of the municipality, in order to raise awareness to and present simple methods of practical bird protection. HEPF supported the costs of materials.
|PP||Gaja Environmental Association||Autumn - Winter programs of Gaia||100 000 HUF||504 USD||action||general||Fejér||Székesfehérvár|
Experts and educators with diverse interests but all sensitive toward environment founded the association in 1989. As an Eco-counselling Office, the organization provides information and advisory service for the public. HEPF supported the autumn and winter programs of Gaia.
|PP||Green Club of Csepel||Assessment and introduction of the natural values of Tamariska hill||373 200 HUF||1 882 USD||information||environment||Pest||Szigetszentmiklós|
The Club is based in Csepel island (south of Budapest), and its members are environmental specialists and teachers. They are focusing on the environmental heritage of Csepel, and on environmental awareness raising. Tamariska hill is the most notable natural heritage of the island that is protected by the capital. HEPF supported a publication that will introduce the natural and cultural values of the hill to the public.
|PP||Green Club of Pécs||Participation in the eco-city program of Pécs - Eco-region Program Mecsek-Dráva||450 000 HUF||2 269 USD||action||general||Baranya||Pécs|
The organization is a member of the Hungarian Network of Eco-counselling Offices. The association wants to help local citizens in developing better consumption habits, thus reducing the negative effects of globalization. In 2004, the local government of Pécs has announced a program called Pécs Eco-city - Mecsek-Dráva Eco-region Concept. The Club joined the project to participate in the following ways: professional participation in the elaboration of the concept, information service to the public, meetings for partner organizations. HEPF supported the costs of the meeting, communication and leaflets.
|PP||GREEN Foundation for Martonvásár (ZÖLDALMA)||Revitalising the Saint Laszlo Water - conference and forum||300 000 HUF||1 513 USD||information||water||Martonvásár|
The foundation aims at enhancing public participation in the field of environment, culture and hygiene. Besides these they strive to broaden the accessibility to public information. The conference on the revitalization of Saint Laszlo Water will introduce positive experiences of creek revitalization from Austria and the Hungarian observations. The goal of the conference is to set up a cooperative group that will work to create a revitalized model area from the Saint Laszlo creek, now a canalized water. The organizers also promote the initiative as wide as possible. HEPF supported the costs of the conference.
|PP||Green Valley Association||Model herb garden and virtual garden in Bükkösd||350 000 HUF||1 765 USD||action||environment||Baranya||Bükkösd|
The association is located between the Mecsek and Zselic regions in the southern part of Hungary. A debate about a proposed local investment brought significant changes to their life. Strabag Corporation was planning to build a cement factory in Bükkösd, for which they would have exploited a hill very close to the village. Through a referendum most of the local people rejected the project. The organization worked out a sustainable development strategy, which would help improve the village. Part of this is the creation of a model herb garden where people could learn about authentic herb species. A website would collect all the information about local herbs, about cultivation and processing. HEPF supported the trainings and publications connected to the project.
|PP||Green-Bridge Regional Energy Efficiency and Environmental Foundation||Environmental education not only for kids||384 000 HUF||1 936 USD||training||general||Baranya||Pécs|
The organization aims at reducing environmental problems through promoting the wider use of renewable energy sources, and efficient energy use. Besides these they are organizing more and more environmental programs, events and awareness raising campaigns. The foundation has recently initiated a program aiming at fostering sustainability education in Hungary, especially among young adults. Therefore they started an exchange of experience and know-how with other civic organizations dealing with environmental education. The aim of the course was to better involve young adults in environmental education programs. HEPF supported the costs of the meetings connected to the program.
|PP||Hungarian Association of NGOs for Development and Humanitarian Aid (HAND)||The 12 crises of the world- and what you can do about it Handout for secondary school aged young people||450 000 HUF||2 269 USD||information||general||Pest||Budapest|
The principal mission of the Association is to contribute to the formulation of an effective, transparent and sustainable development cooperation policy, based on years of professional experience of the member organisations. In this process the Association aims at becoming a co-operative partner of the Hungarian governmental bodies. HEPF supported the publication of a handout about the causes, consequences and possible solution strategies of the most serious problems of our world. The colourful publication will be freely distributed among the 14-22 years old age-group.
|PP||Hungarian Biological Club||Website on environmental issues for young people||150 000 HUF||756 USD||information||general||Budapest||Budapest|
The club, is operating for 25 years, is aiming at educating primary and secondary school children about environmental and natural sciences beyond public education. Their website, supported by HEPF, will help children and young people to communicate and learn about environment issues and do practical steps in order to protect their environment.
|PP||Hungarian Young Greens Association (ZÖFI)||Earth Day Event 2006||200 000 HUF||1 008 USD||information||environment||Budapest||Budapest|
The association represents the full spectrum of the European green agenda: apart from the 'classical' issues of nature-conservation and the protection of the environment, issues concerning the protection of civil-rights, the protection of human dignity and anti-violence are all considered equally important. Their fundamental belief is that you cannot have a healthy environment without having a healthy society, that environmental and social questions can only be resolved in the long term through recognizing the organic, inherent inter-dependence of the two spheres.
HEPF supported the Earth Day event that will be held in Trafó, a popular cultural meeting place of Budapest.
|PP||Hungarian Young Greens Association (ZÖFI)||Tu BiShvat - New Year of Trees||100 000 HUF||504 USD||action||environment||Budapest||Budapest|
The New Year of Trees is part of a wider awareness raising process. It aims to show the context of religious and ecological ideas. Tu BiShvat means the 15th day of month Shvat in Hebrew. In ancient times the tenth of the crop has been collected and offered on this day to God, to the priests of God, and to the poorest. In the modern Israel Tu BiShvat became the Earth Day of Jewry. People plant trees, do environmental works, thus expressing their commitment to the protection of the Earth. The Hungarian Young Greens organized the event second time together with Marom, a Jewish organization. The organizers wanted to enhance the green aspect of the religious holiday. HEPF has supported the costs of coordination, decoration, leaflets and posters.
|PP||Hungarian Young Greens Association (ZÖFI)||Organizational sustainability||1 000 000 HUF||5 042 USD||action||general||Budapest||Budapest|
The association was founded in 2001, and in the following year they already had 45 permanent members. They focus on legal offences in the field of environment in the broadest sense of the word. Their programs mobilize a lot of young people. They play an active role in the "Another World is Possible! movement, which aims at forming a grassroots, autonomous network of those who feel responsibility for their environment. With this donation, HEPF aimed at strengthening their organizational sustainability.
|PP||Independent Ecological Centre||Digital backup and publication of Green movement documents||300 000 HUF||1 512 USD||information||general||Budapest||Budapest|
The center's main activity is the research and promotion of sustainable development particularly on the micro-regional, local and community level. Following upon a similar initiative, the organization found further interesting 'historical' documents connecting to the green movement. HEPF supported the digitalization of these documents.
|PP||Interregional Network for Renewable Energy||Green Valley Days||160 000 HUF||806 USD||action||environment||Baranya||Pécs|
In 2003 the network started with 15 members, while today they have more than 30. They focus on researching the principles of sustainable development in the context of energetics, and the alternatives of fossil energy sources. HEPF supported the organization of an event which aimed at introducing the cultural and natural heritage of the countryside to the people of the valley, to local and international visitors.
|PP||KELE Nature Conservation Association||Environmental information office||150 000 HUF||756 USD||information||general||Kalocsa|
The inhabitants of a beautiful suburb in the city of Kalocsa developed an initiative to revitalize a non-cultivated land near their houses. Their newest initiative, which evolved from the earlier activities of the organization is to open an information office for the public on environmental issues. HEPF supported the opening of the office.
|PP||Kőrös Club||Creating public places through reconstruction||400 000 HUF||2 017 USD||action||environment||Békés||Békéscsaba|
The club is based and operates in the South-East of Hungary, near to Békéscsaba. Until summer 2005, they have planted more then 10 000 trees and other native plants in the county. The association wanted to create a new section in their ecological center that will be used as a basis for community work. HEPF supported the reconstruction of the building.
|PP||Living Water Nature Protection Association||The night around us 2005||100 000 HUF||504 USD||action||environment||Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok||Jászberény|
The association, founded in 1997, focuses on nature protection and plays an active role in the local zoo. During the summer two complex educational programs were being organized for 600-750 people. The event took place in the local zoo at night, where visitors got to know nocturnal creatures (bats, insects, owls) and took part in different programs like astronomy, etc. The program helped raising environmental awareness. HEPF supported the organizational costs of the event, the fees and travel costs of the lecturers.
|PP||MATRIX Public Benefit Foundation||Open Gardens at Hódmezővásárhely||180 000 HUF||908 USD||action||environment||Csongrád||Szeged|
The foundation has been working for two years on programs aiming at the development of society (e.g. integration, socialization) and helping the enhancement of environmental consciousness. In their activities they emphasize public awareness raising and environmental education. Together with Bioculture Association they would like to develop a stable customer base for organic food, and HEPF supported this initiative.
|PP||National Environmental Education Network||Awareness raising for environmental educators with the help of the tematic issues of the Network newsletter||400 000 HUF||2 017 USD||information||general||Pest||Máriahalom|
The network was established in 1994 with the participation of pedagogues committed to environmental education. Through the network, 1000 environmental educators and 500 schools can be reached today. With the support of HEPF, they will be able to publish the coming three issues of its newsletter.
|PP||Natural Living Foundation||Employing an educational expert||270 000 HUF||1 361 USD||operation||environment||Komárom-Esztergom||Agostyán|
The foundation has been operating since 1993, as a grass-root organization, aiming to create opportunities for individuals and communities to develop a natural way of living. As the organization developed a lot especially in last years, they have to reorganize their programs and activities in order to provide reliable and regular services. HEPF supported part of the salary of the new colleague who will be responsible for this work.
|PP||Noah's Ark Association||Model herbal garden||55 000 HUF||277 USD||action||environment||Baranya||Pécs|
The association's mission is to protect endangered or forgotten herbs and to revitalize the tradition of old closter gardens. The association organized several debates, discourses on forestry strategy and conservation issues. They took active role in the Zengő protection movement. HEPF supported the setting up of a model garden program to revive mixed culture farming.
|PP||Open Thinkers Association||Promoting selective waste collection||340 000 HUF||1 714 USD||action||waste||Pest||Budapest|
The association, founded in 2000, is promoting modern humanity ideas and trying to create a forum where people can meet and talk about issues of general interest as equal partners. The program supported by HEPF aimed at setting up a selective waste collection system in the 15th district. HEPF provided financial support for the brochure about the program and for the selective waste bins.
|PP||Ormánság Foundation||Summer Eco-village Gathering||241 000 HUF||1 215 USD||action||environment||Baranya||Drávafok|
Ormánság Foundation has been established to influence the development of the Ormánság region towards rural agriculture principles. Their priority is to participate in the design and development process of land use plans along the Dráva river. The annual event provides a forum and opportunity for the eco-villages to introduce themselves, to talk about their problems and opportunities, to enhance contacts and cooperation and to strengthen their movement. HEPF supported the costs of the gathering.
|PP||Palocsa Association||Let's dress up the world! documentary book||450 000 HUF||2 269 USD||information||environment||Budakeszi|
Palocsa has been established in 1996 in Zalkod village as a nature and heritage protection association. As their activities broadened, the association merged with the Biosphere Academy in 2000. The aim of the association is to help recovering the harmony between Nature and Human. HEPF supported the publication of a documentary book.
|PP||Pangea Cultural and Environmental Association||Standing on more feet||855 000 HUF||4 311 USD||operation||environment||Pest||Vác|
The organization's primary goals are to enhance popular scientific education through camps, field studies, paths, exhibitions etc. With the support of HEPF the association aimed at exploiting new income sources from own revenues and donations thus covering their basic expenses on the long run.
|PP||Personal Environmentalists Association (SZIKE)||Proceed and legal expenses against M0||120 000 HUF||605 USD||action||traffic,air||Budapest||Budapest|
The organization evolved from an anti-smoking club and developed into an environment and health protection association. HEPF supported the expenses of a suit against the environmental permission of one section of the M0 highway.
|PP||Planet Club||Fair Trade brochure for Schools||500 000 HUF||1 512 USD||action||general||Pest||Budapest|
The foundation aims to promote the culture of different countries and Hungary through social involvement by developing a network of volunteers who will contribute to the dissemination of an environmentally conscious approach. The brochure, which is the first of its kind in Hungary, is part of the program which aims at introducing the Fair Trade idea and its products to Hungary. Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of marginalized producers and workers - especially in the South. Fair Trade organizations (backed by consumers) are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules of international trade. HEPF supported the typographic and translational costs of the publication.
|PP||Pro Vértes Public Foundation||Information brochures||380 000 HUF||1 916 USD||operation||general||Fejér||Bodmér|
The organization operates a service centre at Csákvár that provides information about the natural and cultural heritage of the region and the country. HEPF supported the publication of several brochures and maps.
|PP||Protect the Future||Eco-fest||250 000 HUF||1 260 USD||action||general||Budapest||Budapest|
The organization aims at preserving the diversity of nature and culture, raising public awareness about our responsibility for the natural and built environment, and thereby establishing the conditions for a better quality of life for each inhabitant of Hungary. It is the public advocacy for these political principles and practical goals that they consider being their task: informing the public, convincing decision-makers, and representing the interests of future generations. With this event the association aimed at showing international experiences to the local public and especially to social movements. The event attracted lot of visitors, and successfully introduced the basic idea that environmental and social problems can't be understood and solved separately.
|PP||Reflex Nature Protection Association||Civic report about the implementation of the Aarhus Convention||114 000 HUF||575 USD||action||general||Győr-Moson-Sopron||Győr|
Reflex was founded in 1987; it is advocating for and advising about nature and environment protection issues. The third Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention was held in Kazakhstan in May, three years after the Convention came into effect. HEPF supported the translation and publication of the shadow Hungarian report, made by Hungarian civic organizations about the Convention's implementation in Hungary.
|PP||Tappancs Állatvédő Alapítvány||Operational support||10 000 HUF||50 USD||operation||environment||Csongrád||Szeged|
|PP||Waste Reduction Alliance (HuMuSz)||Campaign against communal waste incinerators||470 000 HUF||2 370 USD||action||waste||Budapest||Budapest|
In the middle of the 90's some environmentalist organizations in Hungary started to realize that something is wrong in our country as far as "garbage goes. Thus, they founded the alliance to explore the more and more apparent problems of waste management and, if possible, turn market processes, people's consumption habits and legislation in a different direction. The organization celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2005. HEPF supported their campaign against waste incinerators, as this method is inefficient and justifies the "throw away way of thinking.
|PP||Waste Reduction Alliance (HuMuSz)||Institutional selective waste collection program at the Eötvös Loránd University||300 000 HUF||1 513 USD||action||waste||Budapest||Budapest|
The alliance was founded at the beginning of the nineties; their main activity is to find solutions for waste management problems. Among other activities, they are trying to develop a model selective waste collection system at ELTE University together with the Faculty of Social Sciences. HEPF supported the costs of outdoor waste bins and other equipment for selective waste collection.
|TÖ||"Beklen" Foundation for the Civil Society of Nagykunság||Collecting waste deriving from sport-fishing||550 000 HUF||2 773 USD||action||environment||Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok||Túrkeve|
The general aim of the program is to conserve biodiversity of the Tisza lake and to reduce environmental stress. The short term objective was to decrease the amount of waste on the flood basin of the Tisza lake and to raise awareness towards environmental issues among the stakeholders.
|TÖ||'Creek' Association||Nature conservation patrol ||200 000 HUF||1 008 USD||action||environment||Csongrád||Szeged|
The project aimed at examining the possibilities of re-siting the wild cat (Felis silvestris), and developing a long term monitoring system to control the results of the project. Future re-sitings based on these results can contribute to the stabilization of the species' population in Hungary and in Europe.
|TÖ||'Hivestone' Association||Releasing acacia from the special hivestones of Cserépváralja ||300 000 HUF||1 512 USD||action||environment||Heves||Eger|
Hivestones of the Bükk mountains are not only important as geomorphological formations but they have cultural values too. Acacia has been planted here at the beginning of the 20th century and started devastating the cliffs heavily. With physical and chemical control the non native species can be eradicated and natural vegetation can resettle.
|TÖ||Association For The Values of Abaúj-Zemplén||Nature conservation management in the area of István-kúti Nyírjes, strictly protected area of the Zemplén Protected Landscape Territor)||300 000 HUF||1 512 USD||action||environment||Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén||Sátoraljaújhely|
The organization works to preserve and promote the nature values of the Zemplén Region. By continuing the reconstruction of the protected birch area of the István-well the association aims to preserve biodiversity and to control the afforestation of the area.
|TÖ||Bird Protection Association of Kiskunság||Protecting Rollers (Coracias garullus) around Kolon lake at Izsák||450 000 HUF||2 269 USD||action||environment||Bács-Kiskun||Kecskemét|
Kolon lake of Izsak in the heart of Upper-Kiskunsag has always been a particularly important habitat for rollers. In order to protect these birds it was very urgent to replace old cavities and to extend their number. The organization carried out this work with the help of local school-children and interested young people. The grant also covered the printing of a publication and a series of lectures about the Bird of 2005.
|TÖ||Blue Dahlia Conservation Association||Creating cavity settlements for birds and bats||600 000 HUF||3 025 USD||action||environment||Zala||Keszthely|
The natural shelters of bats have vanished due to intense transformation of the habitats. Replacing the natural shelter with artificial cavities the bat population could remain and grow at the Small-Balaton area. In 1997 the association installed more than 200 cavities at this habitat that became soon very popular among the bats. As 25% of the cavities have been perished or damaged, they must be replaced.
|TÖ||Bükk Region Conservation Public Foundation||Conserving the natural values of traditionally treated orchards at Sajómercse||500 000 HUF||2 521 USD||action||environment||Sajómercse|
In the frame of this program we supported the habitat maintenance of the traditional orchards at Sajómercse. The territory is not only a Natura 2000 area but also locally significant nature reserve.
|TÖ||Castanea Environmental Association||Partnership for the City Forest of Sopron||700 000 HUF||3 530 USD||action||environment||Győr-Moson-Sopron||Sopron|
Within the framework of this project, Castanea aimed at revitalizing the important City Forest holiday resort in Sopron. The program was carried out with the involvement of volunteers, in partnership with the city and the Fertő-Hanság National Park. Missing tree and bush species were be replaced with native saplings in the forest, natural fences, watercourses planned and implemented. A brochure was published too, to promote the values of the forest.
|TÖ||Chernel István Ornithological and Conservation Association||Practical conservation issues||760 000 HUF||3 832 USD||action||environment||Vas||Szombathely|
The project aims to carry out conservation tasks for the habitat of amphibians, newt and frog species in at the Harsas lake Szentgotthárd. By building a deflector at the reproduction site for the amphibians the place will provide ideal circumstances for an additional 5-6 years.
|TÖ||Conservation Association of Tokaj (TOTEM)||Habitat conservation and rehabilitation works at Tokaji Nagy-Kopasz||250 000 HUF||1 260 USD||action||environment||Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén||Tokaj|
Status of several habitats at the Nagy-Kopasz hill was surveyed, preparation for treatment works and habitat rehabilitation carried out. The aim was to map the population of protected and strictly protected species and to maintain their status. Mowing and bush felling was done in order to save the special species of aster, grass species, and orchids.
|TÖ||CSEMETE||Watervein rehabilitation based on water retention at the Tápéi meadow||760 000 HUF||3 832 USD||action||environment||Csongrád||Szeged|
As agricultural areas and plow-lands occupied floodplains in the corner of the Tisza-Maros, inland inundations are entirely diverted today. Hence the natural waterveins preserving one-time rich wildlife are drained regularly. Little rationalization can change this process, yet more water could be preserved. With small interventions even more can be achieved. Thus this program includes the realization of water retention, waste disposal, tree planting, and a basic survey about the wildlife. All these activities are carried out in partnership with local authorities and NGOs.
|TÖ||Ecological Institute for Sustainable Development||Conserving native fruit species at Gömör||600 000 HUF||3 025 USD||action||environment||Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén||Miskolc|
Extensive orchards of Gömörszőlős are significant semi-natural habitats for centuries. Most of them are not cultivated any more, thus, aggressive species are taking up more and more place. Reasons for this are that local young people don't see how they could make a living by the extensive orchards. The organization aims to conserve biodiversity and preserve the native fruit species.
|TÖ||E-mission Environmental Association||Forming breeding ground for windhovers at the plain of Szatmár-Bereg and Nyírség||760 000 HUF||3 832 USD||action||environment||Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg||Nyíregyháza|
As rookeries have disappeared from the Szatmár-Bereg Plain the colonies of red-footed falcon started to decrease strongly. The organization installed 200 artificial breeding sites to stop this process and help the red-footed falcon and windhover stock to grow in the northern part of Hungary.
|TÖ||Friends Club of Üröm||Protection and rehabilitation of the Üröm small mountain||200 000 HUF||1 008 USD||action||environment||Pest||Üröm|
Kishegy of Üröm is the most remarkable and precious protected area of the municipality. In the 90s a harmful process started when waste mixed was soil was spread out illegally. People started to use the area as illegal dumpsite. Club of Üröm wants to stop this process and rehabilitate the protected area, by removing the waste and rehabilitating the soil. In order to prevent further damages, the local school is also involved in the program.
|TÖ||Friends of Pismány Association||Conservation management in the Sztelin valley||150 000 HUF||756 USD||action||environment||Pest||Szentendre|
The program aimed at clearing up the valley of Sztelin-creek from two non-native tree species, the green maple and the acacia, before they become dominant in the tree vegetation. Along with the practical treatment, the organization aimed raising the awareness of public to conservation issues. The works were carried out by local environmental and conservation experts, members of the association and the local government.
|TÖ||Hajdúböszörmény Youth Nature Protection Club||Reconstructing a local nature reserve, a hornbeam and oak wood||650 000 HUF||3 277 USD||action||environment||Hajdú-Bihar||Hajdúböszörmény|
The hornbeam and oak wood area in Hajdúböszörmény is qualified as a nature reserve since 1981. The program aims to reconstruct a 12,4 acre large wood. Adventive species were felled, nesting places for song-birds formed. The organization will also monitor the area. Thanks to this program the forest will be available for surveys about conservation and forestry. A special brochure will inform the public about the results of the program.
|TÖ||Hatvan Environmental Protection Association||Rehabilitation program of the Old Oak Wood at Gombos||300 000 HUF||1 512 USD||action||environment||Heves||Hatvan|
In the rural environs of Hatvan the Oakwood pasture provides habitat for several protected plant species, small mammals and song-birds, the oak trees are more than 200 years old. Besides several practical conservation tasks, the association has launched a process to make the wood registered as a locally significant nature reserve.
|TÖ||Hungarian Biological Club||Practical protection and repeatable survey of nature conserved habitats||520 000 HUF||2 622 USD||action||environment||Budapest||Budapest|
The organization aimed at organizing a habitat conservation camp for high school students in the Zemplén hills. Besides they received support for a survey about the marshmeadows and forest associations of Szőce in the territory of the Őrség National Park.
|TÖ||Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Protection Association (MME)||Protecting Alpine newt and bird species living in cavities||760 000 HUF||3 832 USD||action||environment||Budapest||Budapest|
Local branch of MME in the Bükk has been actively dealing with the protection of this endangered species for two years. In cooperation with the Directorate of the Bükk National Park, they carry out monitoring, endangered habitat rehabilitation, resettlement and several other practical tasks in order to protect these endangered species.
|TÖ||Jászkun Conservation Organization||Reconstructing the habitat of Bee-eaters at Albertirsa||650 000 HUF||3 277 USD||action||environment||Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok||Szolnok|
The biggest habitat of bee-eaters in Hungary can be found now in the former clay-mine of Albertirsa. Unfortunately this place is also used as an illegal waste dump. The organization plans to rehabilitate the place and raise awareness towards biodiversity and conservation issues. Thus, they are involving local schools in the field works.
|TÖ||Karancs-Medves Conservation Foundation||Waste exemption at the nature reserve of Sóshartyán Hencse mountain||120 000 HUF||605 USD||action||environment||Nógrád||Salgótarján|
The Sóshartyáni Hencse mountain has an extremely great population of butterflies, an incomparably remarkable fauna and flora. Participants of the program cleared waste and try to prohibit further pollution of the area with the involvement of local citizens and school children.
|TÖ||Natura Foundation||Reconstruction of Bomboly-mine habitat||500 000 HUF||2 521 USD||action||environment||Hajdú-Bihar||Nyíregyháza|
With the help of HEPF an important subterranean habitat of bats can be reconstructed. After several explorations for gold the place became too drafty. Thanks to the reconstruction the winter temperature in the tunnels will rise, and the number of bats will grow too.
|TÖ||Nature Research Association of Gödöllő, University of Saint István -Landscape-ecology Department||Introducing the natural values of the Galgahévíz marshland||760 000 HUF||3 832 USD||action||environment||Pest||Gödöllő|
The program aimed at raising the attention of the residents around Galgahévíz to the importance of preserving and cleaning the marshland. Participants of the program prepared a detailed soil and botanic map about the marshland, measured and repelled weed junctions and eliminated illegal waste landfills.
|TÖ||NIMFEA Nature Protection Association||Sustaining wetlands through habitat rehabilitation at the Nagy-Sárrét region||760 000 HUF||3 832 USD||action||environment||Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok||Túrkeve|
By revitalizing the Nagy-Sárrét swamps, habitat for the earlier rich fish, amphibian, reptile and bird fauna can be recovered. Expected outcomes of the program were sustained and improved wetlands of Füzesgyarmat and Fegyverfenék, and also that the fragmentation of wetlands at Kőrösladány and Kis Ér will slow, and new wetlands evolve.
|TÖ||Pangea||With volunteers for nature||670 000 HUF||3 378 USD||action||environment||Pest||Vác|
The program aimed at conserving and restoring natural and geological values of the High Bakony mountains and Balaton highlands. Pangea works with volunteers on eliminating illegal waste dumps at Pénzesgyőr, repelling weeds and creating habitats (highland meadows, grasslands, wetlands).
|TÖ||Saint István Foundation||Habitat rehabilitation along the brick-yard path||300 000 HUF||1 512 USD||action||environment||Csongrád||Hódmezővásárhely|
In order to preserve environmental heritage along a nature trail the program aimed at improving breeding conditions of birds and developing sunbathing areas for reptiles.
|TÖ||South-Nyírség-Bihar Landscape Protection Association||Artificial propagation and relocation of protected plants in the Nyírség and its phytogeographical environment||630 000 HUF||3 177 USD||action||environment||Hajdú-Bihar||Bocskaikert|
The association continuously monitors the status of protected and endangered plants in their area. Several species become distressed for different reasons at the marsh and sand areas of the Bihar and Nyírség. The Association aimed at propagating and returning the endangered species into their original ecological populations and associations.
|TÖ||Zemplén Conservation Foundation||Treatment and reconstruction of the flowering site of pasque-flower (Pulsatilla pratensis subsp. Zimmermanni ) native at Sátor-mountain at Abaújszántó||300 000 HUF||1 512 USD||action||environment||Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén||Abaújszántó|
The flowering site of this plants turned too scrubby, thus the plant stock became endangered. The organization rehabilitated the site with the help of volunteers.
|GW||Bányai Panoráma Association||Greenway in the Zselic region||900 000 HUF||4 538 USD||information||environment||Somogy||Kaposvár|
HEPF supported the Zselic Greenway development based on earlier activities of the same organization with the purchase of bicycles for rent in Bánya village.
|GW||Castanea Association||Attracted by three landscapes||929 000 HUF||4 684 USD||information||traffic,air||Győr-Moson-Sopron||Sopron|
The main objectives of this project were to preserve the unique natural and cultural values of Sopron area and to connect them with an environmental friendly transport path which helps promote the 'coleur locale'. Activities undertaken: meetings with local partners and preparation of a feasibility study about an Austrian-Hungarian greenway along the common border.
|GW||Ipel Union||Micro granting program for local events, developments||900 000 HUF||4 538 USD||action||environment||Pest||Balassagyarmat|
a. Common web-page for 9 municipalities working together in tourism development using the methods of the Greenway programme was established.
b. Drégelypalánk - traditional historical event, where local and regional NGOs working in the Greenway programme were introduced and disseminated leaflets and booklets connected to Greenway initiatives.
c. 3 bicycles for rent were purchased in Drégelypalánk.
d. A new study path on the Ipolyszög- Alder bog was constructed.
e. A common children's day was organized in Alsópetény for school children from 18 small villages in the West-Cserhát area. The program of the event was based on healthy lifestyle and sport.
f. A small study tour was organized for the members of a new local NGO to visit an existing and well organised Greenway initiative in the Zselic area.
|GW||Magosfa Foundation||Greenway - Bicycle path along the Ipel||920 950 HUF||4 644 USD||action||environment||Pest||Vác|
HEPF supported the development of the Ipoly-valley Greenway - sign posting along the greenway and the establishment of a database of the local products in the lower Ipoly-valley area.
|GW||Hungarian Young Greens Association (ZÖFI)||Mobility week event||300 000 HUF||1 512 USD||action||traffic,air||Budapest||Budapest|
In Budapest,Hungarian Young Greens engaged the visitors of the ARC open-air poster exhibition with a bicycle hurdle-path, 'bike sculpturing' and showed the film 'Still We Ride'. Budapesten a Zöld Fiatalok az ARC plakátkiállításon biciklis akadálypályával, bringaszobrászattal, és "Still We Ride" filmbemutatóval várták az érdeklődőket.
|AA||Energy Club||Nuclear risk and public control ||1 560 345 HUF||7 867 USD||action||energy||Budapest||Budapest|
Joint project 2005 implemented together with Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia about the radioactive waste management policy and the transparency of the related decision-making processes of the region and the EU.
|AA||Energy Club||Volunteer training with Young Greens||1 000 000 HUF||5 042 USD||training||energy||Budapest||Budapest|
The association organized a series of antinuclear volunteer trainings in co-operation with the Hungarian Young Greens. Volunteers participated and helped at the green info points of summer festivals and other events.
|AA||Energy Club||Together against the PLEX (lifetime extension) of the Paks NPP! - continuous campaign 2005-6.||2 820 000 HUF||14 220 USD||action||energy||Budapest||Budapest|
|AA||Hungarian Network of Eco-Counselling||-||1 000 000 HUF||5 042 USD||training||energy||Veszprém||Veszprém|
HEPF supported the development of the organization's professional capacities in order to be better able inform civil society groups and the general public about energy and nuclear issues.
|Trust||Environmental Management and Law Association||Testing and surveying the differences in administrative court practices of NGO registration in Hungary ||1 450 000 HUF||7 311 USD||action||general||Budapest||Budapest|