Invasive alien species (IAS) cost the EU an estimated EUR 12 billion per year, prompting the European Commission to push for an EU-wide approach to tackle the issue. The phenomenon, which occurs when plants and animals are deliberately or unintentionally introduced by human action to a new environment where they establish, reproduce and proliferate, is causing serious problems for biodiversity. The dedicated legal instrument aims to tackle the problem through a new harmonised system and a shift from “cure” to “prevention”.
Seven 20’ stock shots bundles have been produced to aid journalists covering the issues mentioned above. All the footage is free of charge and free from copyright. Please see the links below each description to view and download the material.
N.B. The topics selected below are highlights only. Comprehensive shot lists are available on TV Link.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (potential candidate)
Ratification pending for the Stabilisation and Association Agreement, many areas still need to be addressed, including:
Fighting corruption and organised crime – Exterior views of the Agency for Investigations and Protection of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SIPA).
The stock shots also explore the country’s rich cultural heritage:
Mostar Bridge – Views of the UNESCO protected old Ottoman town of Mostar with the iconic Mostar bridge, rebuilt with the original stonework with EU support after its destruction during the war in Yugoslavia.
Stock shots available on the other countries: