Completed projects

NP Una

Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc

The Dinaric Arc in South Eastern Europe is an area with a rich natural and cultural heritage. The region still hosts almost unspoilt forests and healthy populations of large carnivores (bear, lynx, wolf, golden jackal), and is the most water-rich area in the Mediterranean in terms of freshwater ecosystems. However these qualities are under threat due to current uncontrolled development and previous socio-political circumstances. The effects of rural abandonment and degradation of the natural environment are having severe impacts on the livelihoods of many rural communities in the region. …  

22 Oct 2010 | Project completed


Ecological Network of Moldova

Project aims to support saving biological and landscape diversity in Moldova. To achieve this, IUCN and its member organization BIOTICA Ecological Society work on creation of the National Ecological Network and tend to insert biological and landscape diversity concerns into economic sectors, under Pan-European Ecological Network. …  

21 Oct 2010 | Project completed

The Tamis River Valley, Serbia

Building capacities on EU Nature policies

The accession to EU is not a smooth process for Western Balkan countries, but a long journey with a number of challenges on the way. The process includes synchronization of the national legislation with the EU one, ensuring its implementation by introducing new acts at national level, genuine involvement of all stakeholders in the process of decision-making, improvement of regional cooperation etc. Additionally, raising awareness and capacity building for the implementation of the EU policies and strategies are of the utmost importance for a successful accession process. Current IUCN’s project focuses on three EU policy areas which have a great impact on nature conservation, while geographically covering three Western Balkan countries: FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. …  

20 Oct 2010 | Project completed

Iron Gate, RO-SRB

High Nature Value (HNV) Agri-environment Project for Serbia

High Nature Value (HNV) farming concept is highly relevant to biodiversity conservation, both inside and outside of protected areas. This project focuses on Serbia and aims to raise awareness amongst policy-makers and stakeholders of the importance of maintaining HNV farming systems, including the grazing of semi-natural vegetation with locally-adapted livestock breeds. …  

29 Sep 2010 | Project completed

GB South Eastern Europe

Walk on the Wild side

Conflict prevention and building of international understanding are of special importance in South Eastern Europe. The need for protection of shared natural values and the unique cross-border biodiversity offer a floor for cooperation of local communities and the border police. …  

18 Jun 2010 | Project completed


Agri-environment measures for conservation in the wider Europe

EU accession process in Central Europe was the main engine for changes in agriculture. There is a need to support farmers and their communities to apply farming practices which are beneficial for landscapes and biodiversity. …  

17 Jun 2010 | Project completed

InWEnt training, in Tbilisi, Georgia

Biodiversity Policy Training Series

InWEnt - Capacity Building International initiated a training programme on environmental policy and law in the South Caucasus countries. The Regional Environmental Policy in the South Caucasus 2008-11 programme is managed by the InWEnt division Environment, Energy and Water in Berlin. Adelphi Research and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre have been tasked to implement the thematic theme “Biodiversity Policy and Management”, in collaboration with the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus in Tbilisi. …  

12 Feb 2010 | Project completed
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Ktsia-Tabatskuri Managed Reserve

Implementation of the Ktsia-Tabatskuri Management Plan

The implementation of the Management Plan developed for the Ktsia-Tabatskuri Managed Reserve (KTMR, IUCN Category 4) is an important step toward the sustainable use of natural resources within the Reserve and its development for nature tourism. …  

12 Feb 2010 | Project completed
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Tusheti Protected Area

On the Final Straight to 2010 – Promoting Countdown 2010 in the Southern Caucasus and beyond

Building on the results of the Countdown 2010 action programme ‘Halting the loss of biodiversity in the Southern Caucasus’, the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus implemented further actions, summarized in the programme On the final straight to 2010. The actions were derived from the Message of Gudauri and aimed at intensified and concrete efforts to reach the 2010 Biodiversity Target in the Southern Caucasus and steer the post-2010 process. …  

12 Jan 2010 | Project completed
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Stakeholder training in Lagodekhi

Facilitating Stakeholder Participation in Protected Areas of Georgia

Protected areas (PAs) do not only play an essential role in conserving Georgia’s unique biological diversity, but also contribute to rural livelihoods. Therefore, their effective management is one of the major priorities for the Georgian society. …  

18 Dec 2009 | Project completed
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