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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


Transboundary conservation in the Caucasus – is the time not yet ripe?

The call for increased and improved transboundary conservation in the Caucasus is loud and clear, says Svenja Fox of IUCN’s Caucasus Cooperation Centre. But are countries in the region ready to pull together to save nature and overcome political and cultural divisions?  …  

27 Mar 2013 | Article


Caucasus’ nature can help face climate change and natural hazards

Healthy and resilient ecosystems substantially contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation and can help prevent and buffer natural disasters. On 27-28 February 2013, the IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre organized a workshop in collaboration with IUCN’s Member organization CENN (Caucasus Environmental NGO Network) on “Nature-based solutions to Climate Change: Global Best Practice and Experiences in the Caucasus Ecoregion”. …  

18 Mar 2013 | News story
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Griffon Vulture, Georgia

Cradle of the Caucasus

Vashlovani Protected Areas, Georgia …  

08 Mar 2013 | Fact sheet


Workshop on nature-based solutions to climate change in the Caucasus

From 27 to 28 February 2013, the IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre, in partnership with IUCN Member CENN (Caucasus Environmental NGO Network), will organize a regional workshop on ecosystem-based adaptation.   …  

26 Feb 2013 | News story
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IUCN is looking for a Director for its Caucasus Cooperation Centre

The Caucasus is one of the 34 global biodiversity hotspot. The IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre is responsible for the implementation of the IUCN Programme in the region, comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The deadline for application for the Director position at IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre is open until 28 February 2013. …  

13 Feb 2013 | News story
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Kazbegi Mountain

Georgia – a haven for biodiversity

Did you know that Georgia is listed in two of the world’s 34 “biodiversity hotspots"? Located on the Southern slopes of the Great Caucasus Mountain Range, Georgia hosts many endemic species. IUCN and its Members are active in the country and the Caucasus region to protect this rich natural heritage.  …  

07 Dec 2012 | News story
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Kolkheti National Park

Protected Areas as natural solutions to climate change

Can nature help us face climate change? A pilot project by IUCN in the Caucasus shows concrete opportunities for natural, cost-effective solutions to climate change in Georgia. …  

20 Nov 2012 | News story

Boris Erg, IUCN Director for South Eastern Europe  and Hans Friederich, Regional Director for Europe

Building partnerships for conservation

“Together we aim higher”  this is the outcome of the event organized during the IUCN World Conservation Congress by IUCN Regional Office for Europe and partners to present experiences of regional cooperation on nature conservation in South-Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus. …  

16 Oct 2012 | News story
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