Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, meeting this Sunday in Bonn, Germany. … | French | Spanish | Dutch
25 Jun 2015 | International news release
Protected Areas Administrations of Shkodra Region (PAA-Shkoder) and the Fishery Management Organization (OMP –Shkodra) signed Cooperation Agreement to jointly contribute in protection and conservation of the natural values of Skadar Lake. The Agreement is encouraged by the project “Supporting the long-term sustainable management of transboundary Lake Skadar”. …
24 Jun 2015 | News story
Protected areas are and must remain at the heart of all nature conservation efforts if global and regional biodiversity and sustainable development targets are to be met.
More than 200 experts from five continents gathered at the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” conference in the medieval town of Hainburg, Austria, from 28-31 May 2015, to showcase and discuss original approaches for protected areas and nature conservation in Europe. Building on the outcomes of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, Little Sydney proved to be of the milestone international events on protected areas in Europe this year. …
08 Jun 2015 | News story
The Second Management Planning workshop took place on 3 and 4 June 2015 at the Regional Centre for Restoration (IMK) in Tirana, Albania. The workshop was organized in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region”, a three-year initiative of the European Union and UNESCO to reinforce the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region. …
05 Jun 2015 | News story
IUCN’s recommendations to the World Heritage Committee are now all available online, following a second release of reports on 29 May. IUCN recommends ‘in danger’ status for Brazil’s Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks. IUCN also recommends changes to Russia’s Lena Pillars Nature Park’s boundaries. … | French | Spanish
29 May 2015 | News story
IUCN Director General Inger Andersen will join international efforts to seek creative nature-based solutions to global environmental challenges by addressing the World Leaders´ Conservation Forum (WLCF) which takes place on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 to 9 July.
23 May 2015 | News story
The study tour was organized within the project “Supporting the long-term sustainable management of transboundary Lake Skadar”. The main objective was to provide insight in international good practice in transboundary protected area management to the executive institutions for nature conservation of Lake Skadar. …
10 May 2015 | News story
27 Mar 2015 | News story
Nearly one in 10 wild bee species face extinction in Europe while the status of more than half remains unknown - IUCN report
The first-ever assessment of all European wild bee species shows that 9.2% are threatened with extinction, while 5.2% are considered likely to be threatened in the near future. A total of 56.7% of the species are classified as Data Deficient, as lack of experts, data and funding has made it impossible to evaluate their extinction risk.
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19 Mar 2015 | News story
IUCN, along with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), have now opened registration for the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” Conference, the biggest European protected areas event of the year, scheduled to run May 28-31 in Hainburg, Austria. …
19 Mar 2015 | News story