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Rivers fill with melt water during the spring season in Krkonose National Park, Czech Republic

A vision for protected areas in Europe

By Andrej Sovinc, WCPA Regional Vice Chair for Europe                    With more than 120,000 protected area sites, Europe accounts for more protected areas than any other region. Many of these areas reflect Europe's rich cultural heritage and long lasting co-existence of man and nature which shaped different cultural landscapes. Also, vast natural areas, often in good ecological condition, are still found in some parts of the continent, mainly in the North, East and South-East.  …  

18 May 2016 | Article

Participants

Italian Cooperation for Albania’s sustainable future

Albania, a developing country undergoing major reforms, has detected the need for institutional support for the creation of an efficient network of protected areas, among other priorities. Responding to this call, the Italian Cooperation initiated a series of conservation projects in the country, partnering with IUCN and several national organizations. In order to assess the results achieved in this field the international conference was held end of April in Rome, titled ‘Biodiversity conservation and sustainable development in Albania’, in collaboration with the La Sapienza University of Rome.  …  

11 May 2016 | News story

Global Goals

BRICS states respond to global environmental challenges

The First Environmental Working Group Meeting of the BRICS States took place in April in St Petersburg, Russia, addressing urgent environmental issues. The discussion on water resources ecology resulted in the adoption of the "Clean Rivers of BRICS" programme. The ‘BRICS Green Technology Platform’ will be launched aiming to bridge the efforts of the public and private sectors to address the environmental challenges.  …  

05 May 2016 | News story

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Collaborative management is critical for Natural and Cultural Heritage

Successful management of the Lake Ohrid region depends heavily on collaboration between diverse stakeholders and a harmonious balance of nature, culture, landscape and development. During the training on Collaborative Integrated Management of Protected and Heritage Landscapes held in April in Lin Peninsula, Albania, the stakeholders learned how to develop an integrated and cooperative approach to managing complex landscapes. …  

26 Apr 2016 | News story

First High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe

Focusing on climate change and environment in SEE

The participants of the first high level ministerial panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe (SEE) discussed policy responses to climate change and environmental challenges in South-East Europe and reviewed the state of ongoing regional cooperation in this field. …  

15 Apr 2016 | News story

IUCN

IUCN welcomes 22 new Members

 The IUCN Council has admitted 22 new Members bringing the total membership to 1351 Members, the highest number to date. …   | French | Spanish

15 Apr 2016 | News story

Capacity Building brochure

New IUCN Publication: Capacity Development Needs and Priorities for Nature Conservation in South-Eastern Europe

This Publication is a contribution to the IUCN project ‘Towards Strengthened Conservation Planning in South-Eastern Europe’ supported by MAVA Foundation.   …  

24 Mar 2016 | News story

Commissioner Karmenu Vella and Luc Bas at the Save Wildlife Conference, The Hague in The Netherlands

Game over - or game on for wildlife?

Illegal trade in animals and plants has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, threatening the local extinction of populations. Sadly, the international community lags behind in responding to this urgent wildlife crisis. The Dutch EU Presidency has put the matter high on the agenda - and the European Commission has launched an ambitious plan to tackle wildlife trafficking. …  

04 Mar 2016 | News story

IUCN Welcomes 26 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 26 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

10 Feb 2016 | Article

World Wetlands Day 2016

World Wetlands Day: Wetlands & Sustainable Livelihoods

Each year, 2 February marks World Wetlands Day, to celebrate our planet’s wetlands but also to draw attention to the challenges that their degradation brings. …  

02 Feb 2016 | News story

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