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Valbona Valley National Park, Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains, Albania

Nature+ road ahead

The overall objective of IUCN in South-Eastern Europe is to work towards the long-term protection of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources. Advocating for nature-based solutions to development challenges and encouraging cross-border cooperation, IUCN will strive to shape a sustainable future for the people and nature in the region. …  

27 Sep 2013 | News story
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Join IUCN SEE as Programme Officer

IUCN SEE is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic candidate that will contribute to the implementation of the IUCN Strategic Plan for SEE. The position will focus on the sustainable ecosystem management strategic priority and on the development of a related portfolio of projects and activities. This is initially a 12 month position with the possibility of extension.  …  

20 Sep 2013 | News story

Release of the Montagu's Harriers

Rare and endangered species successfully return to nature

Three Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) chicks, found on 2 July 2013 during agricultural activities taking place near the village of Lower Vapa, were temporarily housed in shelters for wildlife at Palic Zoo, and were then released to their natural habitat in Sjenicko-Pester plateau.  …  

17 Sep 2013 | News story
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Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release

Lionfish are voracious predators from the Indo-Pacific region but they have become an ecological problem in the Caribbean where there are no natural predators. They have bred here at an astonishing rate and pose a threat to local fisheries and ecosystems

European Commission move to tackle invasive species a good start but more needed

The new legislative proposal released yesterday by the European Commission aims to ensure coordinated action at the EU level to curb the impacts of invasive alien species. IUCN, uniting some of the leading experts on this subject in Europe, welcomes the new proposal but highlights some concerns.  …  

10 Sep 2013 | News story
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National Park Brijuni

Croatia: a country of more than 1,000 islands

Croatia joined the European Union and became the 28th Member State on 1 July 2013. This historic achievement brings new perspectives for Croatia and lays ground for an efficient enforcement of international standards and EU policies on nature conservation. It should also serve as great impetus for the other countries in South-Eastern Europe to continue with EU accession processes. …  

07 Aug 2013 | News story
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First birds survey in Shebenik Jabllanice NP

Albania’s nature revealed

IUCN's project in Albania brings exciting results: hidden cameras show the rich wildlife of Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park: a brown bear, a wolf, a red fox, badgers, a wild cat, a European hare and a wild boar. The camera trapping results will be used for management plan development for this protected area. Check this photo gallery and read the latest project news in the Advance Albania Newsletter. …  

05 Jul 2013 | News story
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IUCN-WWF cover MPA guide publication

A new practical tool to evaluate Marine Protected Areas management in the Mediterranean

According to a recent survey conducted by the MedPAN Association over 80 Mediterranean marine protected areas (MPA) more than half of them did not yet have a management plan for the sites and 75% of the Natura 2000 sites (in EU countries) still did not have a management body. In order to reinforce the effectiveness of Mediterranean marine protected areas and to achieve a more unified approach, the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation and WWF-Italy have worked in close collaboration with MPA managers to create an inclusive yet synthetic tool to assess MPA management. …   | French | Spanish

03 Jul 2013 | News story

Manta ray, Mayotte

Mayotte: yet to be recognized exceptional biodiversity

The French overseas department of Mayotte is located in the biogeographical area of the Comoros Archipelago, at the heart of the Mozambique Channel and close to Madagascar. Mayotte hosts a variety of land and marine tropical ecosystems which are of major ecological value, despite significant landscape changes due to the exploitation of first sugar cane and later rice. Read more about Mayotte in the new Country Focus. …  

20 Jun 2013 | News story
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