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Landscape Albania

Updates on the management of protected areas in Albania

IUCN's project in Albania is making very good progress: the standards developed by IUCN-coordinated working group for the management of protected areas in Albania have been adopted as part of the national legislation. A great achievement for IUCN’s work. Read the latest project news in the new issue of the Advance Albania Newsletter. …  

23 May 2013 | News story
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St. Anna Church and the Mountains of Tatranská Javorina, The Carpathians

Cross Border Cooperation in the Carpathians

The 2nd Carpathian Network of Protected Areas Conference held in the High Tatras Region, Slovakia, 23-26 April 2013 included a half-day workshop entitled “Protected Area Management Planning with a Focus on Cross-Border Cooperation.” The workshop was organized by Tomasz Pezold, IUCN Programme Office for South-Eastern Europe and included introductory presentations on transboundary collaboration by an international panel: Michael Quinn (Canada), Alois Lang (Austria), Ewelina Zajac (Poland) and Mariann Komlós (Hungary). …  

15 May 2013 | News story
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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

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Nominate a plant conservationist from Eastern Europe

In order to promote best practices in plant conservation at community level, Plantlife is launching the Roger Crofts Plantlife Community Conservation Award. The Award is open to community groups, small non government organisations or individuals from Eastern Europe working on the plant conservation in the wild (in situ).  

16 Apr 2013 | News story
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Armenia

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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IUCN SEE Meeting in Tirana, Albania

Nature+ development in South East Europe

Nature is a resource for people and our well-being. Countries in South East Europe, like elsewhere, have the opportunity to shape a sustainable future where economies grow while protecting natural resources. Will they win the challenge?   …  

07 Mar 2013 | News story
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IUCN SEE Members' meeting

New strategy for IUCN in South-Eastern Europe

A Sustainable future for South-Eastern Europe, strategic direction for IUCN in South-Eastern Europe (SEE), will be discussed from 6 to 8 March in Tirana, Albania, where IUCN constituency and partners meet to define priority goals for the region and formulate an effective and result-oriented programme for IUCN.  …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story
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Plane in Eger, Hungary

Hungarian Plane Tree wins European Tree of the Year award

The winner of the third international contest European Tree of the Year organized by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation is the Plane tree in Eger, Hungary which scored 14,205 votes. Over 45,000 votes were cast in this year’s contest that aspires to bring attention to trees and their stories.  …  

01 Mar 2013 | News story
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Ecosystem

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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