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Governments unite to conserve iconic Sargasso Sea

Governments of Bermuda, the Azores, Monaco, United Kingdom and the United States have signed a declaration committing to the conservation of the Sargasso Sea – a vast patch of mid-Atlantic Ocean known for its unique floating seaweeds that harbour rich biodiversity. This is the first time an international alliance has been formed to protect this unique haven of marine life. …  

12 Mar 2014 | International news release

Marine trash and plastic debris, Midway Atoll

IUCN explores marine debris and its effect on migratory species

IUCN has partnered up with Eunomia and the Marine Conservation Society for a study that will explore the relationship between marine debris and migratory species. It is hoped the investigation will shed some further light on the marine waste problem and the solutions that are needed to tackle this menace to the marine environment. 

28 Feb 2014 | News story

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Conservation news from South Eastern Europe

The winter issue of the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin brings an overview of conservation activities in the region and sheds light on the 'Big Win for Dinaric Arc', a new agenda for protected areas and nature conservation in South-Eastern Europe. …  

21 Feb 2014 | News story

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National Parks of Montenegro, new IUCN member

The Public Enterprise for National Parks of Montenegro became a member of IUCN, following the decision of IUCN Council in November 2013. IUCN extends a very warm welcome to its new member and looks forward to strengthened cooperation in Montenegro. …  

13 Feb 2014 | News story
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Sheep on Dinara Mountain

Traditional agricultural land use practices in the Dinaric Arc

This recently finalized manual explores existing traditional agricultural practices in the transboundary sites NP Plitvicka jezera-NP Una, NP Durmitor-NP Sutjeska, NP Tara-Drina, Neretva delta, and Mountain Dinara, and identifies mechanisms for the maintenance and extension of these practices. Published by IUCN, SNV and WWF, it proposes an entire spectrum of measures that could revitalise the rural areas of the Dinaric Arc and enable farmers to focus on the type of management that would protect biodiversity. …  

10 Feb 2014 | News story

Partners in the BEST III project meeting at the launch event in the European Commission

BEST III Preparatory Action project for Europe overseas launched

On Friday 31st January, the contract to implement the third year of the European BEST Preparatory Action was launched at the European Commission. This crucial phase of the initiative focuses on developing measures for sustaining the European BEST Initiative for conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in EU outermost regions and overseas countries and territories.  

04 Feb 2014 | News story

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Creating the regional platform for conservation planning

On the meeting held on 21 January, national nature conservation authorities from South-Eastern Europe have agreed on the first steps towards the joint conservation planning. This meeting, hosted at the Institute for Nature Conservation of Serbia, initiated the trans-national exchange on topics of common concern, such as institutional training needs and experiences, and the specifics of national nature conservation systems in the region. …  

03 Feb 2014 | News story
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Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns will be launched today at the landmark Water Lives symposium, bringing together European Union policy makers and freshwater scientists. Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats; they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is declining at an alarming rate, faster than any other component of global biodiversity. …  

29 Jan 2014 | News story

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Advance Albania news

IUCN’s work on institutional support to protected areas in Albania is entering its third year, based on a strong partnership with the Italian Cooperation, the Ministry of Environment of Albania and INCA and PPNEA, IUCN members in the country. Read the latest Newsletter to learn about IUCN’s efforts in Albania and watch the project documentary trailer. …  

18 Dec 2013 | News story
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Skadar Lake, natural border between Albania and Montenegro

Service procurement notice

Supporting the Long-Term Sustainable Management of Transboundary Lake Skadar: Protected Area Management and Transboundary Conservation expert  …  

10 Dec 2013 | Jobs - call for proposals