Velipojë Protected Landscape, Albania

Managing protected areas in Albania: Advance Albania Newsletter out

In less than five years, Albania has doubled the coverage of protected areas in the country. Protected areas are an opportunity for the country not only because they protect nature but because they ensure a future for the country's sustainable development as well. This is the key message of the first issue of the Newsletter for the “Institutional Support for Protected Areas in Albania” project produced by IUCN which can be found here. …  

25 Jun 2012 | News story
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Dinaric Arc - Transboundary Cooperation

At the crossroads of conservation and development

Transboundary cooperation among adjacent countries epitomizes the ambition of the Rio +20 conference. As discussed during the side event organized by IUCN and the Italian Government (DGCS) at the UN Conference on sustainable development (Rio+20), it offers some early results and insights into the relevance of natural resource management for the green economy. …  

18 Jun 2012 | News story

"Codri" forestland, central Moldova

Discovering the biodiversity of Moldova

Moldova, its 116 rare and endangered species, and more, are in the spotlight of this month's European Country Focus. …  

06 Jun 2012 | News story
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People and bees

Funding nature in Serbia and Montenegro

IUCN prepared an overview of potential donors for nature conservation and environmental protection in Serbia and Montenegro, as part of the Capacity building for conservation action project. The information is gathered from available Internet sources of donors in Serbia and Montenegro, and oral communication with IUCN SEE project partners and associates on most relevant nature conservation funding sources in the two respective countries. …  

29 May 2012 | News story

MoU signing in Plav, MNE

Albania and Montenegro join for local action

Common understanding for sustainable development in the border region of Prokletije/Bjeshkët e Namuna Mountains was officially announced on 8 May 2012, when Local Action Groups (LAGs) of Albania and Montenegro signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), agreeing to strengthen the cooperation in environmental protection, tourism and recreation. …  

24 May 2012 | News story

Velipojë Protected Landscape

Joint planning for protected areas

The first quarter of 2012 saw the first phase of the preparation of the management plans for the Buna River and Surrounding Wetlands Protected Landscape, and the Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park in the framework of a project led by IUCN in Albania. …  

12 Apr 2012 | News story

Crossing Borders for Nature cover (Macedonian)

Crossing borders for nature: now available in Albanian and Macedonian

European examples of transboundary conservation …  

08 Feb 2012 | Downloads - publication

Closing event participants

CSOs ready to take action

At the end of 2011 participants of two-day seminar that closed the Building Capacities on EU nature policies project, shared their views and main findings related to the action of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and drew their way forward. The second day was dedicated to information sharing on funding opportunities enabling implementation of nature protection in the region. …  

23 Jan 2012 | News story

Pinus heldrachii gjallice, Albania

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe

IUCN welcomes a new NGO member in South Eastern Europe: Preservation and Protection of Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA). Its membership application was approved during the 77th Meeting of IUCN Council. …  

19 Jan 2012 | News story

Study tour, Bulgaria

Pre-accession action crucial for nature

Experts from FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia received practical guidance and shared experiences with their Bulgarian colleagues on the implementation of the EU nature legislation, during a study tour that took place last December. …  

11 Jan 2012 | News story