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Green Belt Meeting participants

South Eastern European Green Belt meets again

In the period from 16 to 19 November 2011 more than 50 representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations met in Ulcinj, Montenegro, to discuss the future of the Green Belt in South-Eastern Europe. The meeting was organized by EuroNatur with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, and the German Federal Environment Agency. …  

24 Nov 2011 | News story

Klaus Toepfer Fellowship

IUCN supports Klaus Toepfer Fellowship: Apply now

Applications for the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia are now open. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story
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Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

International support to biodiversity conservation in Albania announced

Representatives of Albanian and Italian Governments, Albanian local government, international organizations, donors, universities, civil society and the media gathered today to mark the start of a project focused on institutional capacity building and support to the environmental protection in Albania. The event is organized by the Italian Embassy in Tirana and the Albanian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration (MoEFWA), with the support of IUCN. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story

Training atmosphere

EU Nature-related Policies training

Thirty representatives of non-governmental organizations from Montenegro, FYR of Macedonia and Serbia took part in a training workshop at the end of October organized within the EU funded project on building capacity of CSOs on major EU policies influencing nature conservation. The topics covered by the training were the concept of Green Infrastructure, ecological networks among which NATURA2000, Environmental Impact Assessment and Rural Development policy. …  

11 Nov 2011 | News story

Karstic lake Skadar, Kroatia

IUCN, GEF and a global surface freshwater community of practice

‘Raising the Bar: 20 Years of GEF Transboundary Water Results’ was the slogan of the 6th GEF International Waters Conference, held in Dubrovnik from 17-20 October, in which IUCN contributed its knowledge and experience on water management. …  

03 Nov 2011 | News story

Fields of Moldova

Ecological Networks Seminar opened today

Two days long Seminar dedicated to the development and creation of regional sectors of Pan-European Ecological Network (PEEN) was opened today in Chisinau, Moldova. Organized by IUCN and BIOTICA Ecological Society in cooperation with the Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and the Ministry of Environment, the Seminar is contributing to the international conference marking 50 years anniversary of the Institute. …  

13 Oct 2011 | News story

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Looking beyond the name: IUCN PA management categories training for the Dinaric Arc

At the end of September 2011 a three-day training workshop introduced the IUCN protected area management categories and governance types to conservation experts from five Dinaric Arc countries having the responsibility of decision making on protected areas designation and management. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

Developing a national agri-environment programme for Serbia

Developing a national agri-environment programme for Serbia

Developing a national agri-environment programme for Serbia …  

06 Oct 2011 | Downloads - publication

Prokletije Mountains

Focus on Transboundary Protected Area of Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains

The training on Transboundary Protected Areas, conducted by IUCN Programme Office for South Eastern Europe in cooperation with IUCN WCPA members, was held in Shkodra, Albania, 12-13 September. The training was given to representatives of Local Action Groups (LAGs) from Albania and Montenegro residing in the area of potential three lateral transboundary protected area of Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Director of NP Una Mr. Mulic and director of NP Plitvice Lakes Mr. Sutic

Stepping on a firm cooperation base

The traditional EKOBIS fair in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina gathers parties involved in the field of eco-tourism, organic food, and renewable energy technologies. This year it was also a place for a ceremony of signing of an agreement on cooperation in the field of nature conservation between Plitvicka Jezera and Una National Parks represented by their directors. The signing took place on 8 September as a closing event of a conference titled “Water – source of life”. …  

21 Sep 2011 | News story