European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

The European Parliament yesterday proposed a significant reduction in the concentrations of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) [1] allowed in waste, to stop these chemicals from spreading...
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Another study confirms the vulnerability of the child population in the mining regions of Armenia

Another study confirms the vulnerability of the child population in the mining regions of Armenia

In 2021, together with our Armenian partners, the Center for Community Mobilization and Support (CCMS) and EcoLur, we continued to map pollution in the Armenian regions of Tumanyan and Stepanavan, an activity which was been going on since 2018. In a comprehensive study covering a period of four years, we followed in particular the presence of heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants. We analysed not only environmental...

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Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new ...

A new factsheet published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) claims that the European Union has a unique opportunity to prevent toxic recycling. It could...

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Faces of Ukraine – the stories of people you helped

Faces of Ukraine – the stories of people you helped

When we announced a public call for help to Ukraine, we had no idea how promptly and actively you were going to respond. We were pleasantly surprised by your willingness to help...

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Thai activists sue the government for insufficient activity against PM2.5 pollution

Thai activists sue the government for insufficient activity against PM2.5 pollution

Representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) and environmental advocates filed a lawsuit against three Thai public departments on March 22. They did so after a joint...

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About us

arnika Fotor

Arnika is a Czech non-profit organization that has been uniting people striving for a better environment since 2001.

Our mission is to protect nature and a healthy environment for future generations both in Czechia and abroad. In our activities, we rely on three components - public involvement in the decision-making process, expert opinions and justified requests, and media coverage of the problems. In the long-term, we are promoting less waste and hazardous substances, wild living rivers and diverse nature, and the right of citizens to make decisions about the environment.

Our stories with a happy ending prove that the work of the people in Arnika brings concrete results. We are constantly working to keep it that way. However, Arnika's list of successes would be much shorter without the help of volunteers and sponsors.

We are members of international & Czech associations:

Our international activities are kindly supported by individual donors and the following funds:

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Publications

Hard data and scientific evidence and solutions are needed to promote public awareness as well as to be able to demand legislative changes in the partner countries. That is why we publish a number of professional publications presenting the results of our samplings, but also law analyses, case studies and practical manuals.
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