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Become a nature conservation leader!

The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme aims to strengthen organisations from the nature conservation sector in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, by developing the personal capacity of early-career conservation professionals to overcoming global biodiversity loss. The training programme catalyzes personal capacity development through training on international best conservation practice and policy, management training, and personal network development.   …  

12 May 2013 | News story
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Margaritifera margaritifera, Critically Endangered

EU countries must do more to protect biodiversity

European Union countries should step up their conservation efforts and fully implement the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 to prevent species from going extinct, according to a recent analysis of the European Red List coordinated by IUCN.   …   | French | Spanish

02 May 2013 | News story

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Nominate a plant conservationist from Eastern Europe

In order to promote best practices in plant conservation at community level, Plantlife is launching the Roger Crofts Plantlife Community Conservation Award. The Award is open to community groups, small non government organisations or individuals from Eastern Europe working on the plant conservation in the wild (in situ).  

16 Apr 2013 | News story
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IUCN SEE Meeting in Tirana, Albania

Nature+ development in South East Europe

Nature is a resource for people and our well-being. Countries in South East Europe, like elsewhere, have the opportunity to shape a sustainable future where economies grow while protecting natural resources. Will they win the challenge?   …  

07 Mar 2013 | News story
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IUCN SEE Members' meeting

New strategy for IUCN in South-Eastern Europe

A Sustainable future for South-Eastern Europe, strategic direction for IUCN in South-Eastern Europe (SEE), will be discussed from 6 to 8 March in Tirana, Albania, where IUCN constituency and partners meet to define priority goals for the region and formulate an effective and result-oriented programme for IUCN.  …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story
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Plane in Eger, Hungary

Hungarian Plane Tree wins European Tree of the Year award

The winner of the third international contest European Tree of the Year organized by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation is the Plane tree in Eger, Hungary which scored 14,205 votes. Over 45,000 votes were cast in this year’s contest that aspires to bring attention to trees and their stories.  …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story
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Plane in the village of Kozy, Poland

Less than two weeks to go: Vote for the European Tree of the Year

Vote for the European Tree of the Year 2013 on – there are only few days left! Trees from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia take part in this year's contest with their stories. …  

18 Feb 2013 | News story
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Halfway there: towards a management plan for Albania’s protected areas

What can protected areas do for people and nature? IUCN's project in Albania is working towards developing effective management plans to protect and conserve Albania’s beautiful nature while improving human well-being. Read about the latest project achievements in the new issue of the Advance Albania Newsletter.  …  

01 Feb 2013 | News story
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ENTRANCE participants

Turning ideas to action

End of 2012 saw the closure of “Building capacities for conservation action” project with the event "ENTRANCE" hosted by the Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province. Project participants - nature conservation organizations and institutions - presented nine fully developed project proposals elaborated during the project training programme, the main result of past year’s capacity building efforts. “We call it ‘ENTRANCE’ because one of its objectives, apart from presenting and discussing project results, was to explore ways to further support participants in realization of their project ideas,” says the project coordinator Veronika Ferdinandova. …  

10 Jan 2013 | News story
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Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

Competition for Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park logo reopened!

Are you passionate about nature? Are you creative and good with graphic software? IUCN has launched a competition with a prize of 500 Euros for the creation of a logo for a Shebenik-Jabllanicë national park in Albania.  …  

26 Nov 2012 | Jobs - call for proposals