Ignace Schops and Al Gore

Goldman Prize winner meets Al Gore

Ignace Schops met with Al Gore at the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize giving ceremony in San Francisco on 19 April. The Prize recognizes individuals for sustained and significant efforts to protect and enhance the natural environment. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story
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Barcelona Congress

Most successful Congress to date says report

The final evaluation report available as well in French and Spanish,of the 2008 World Conservation Congress (WCC),  held in Barcelona, is available for consultation. The report, performed by independent evaluators Universalia, calls the Barcelona Congress the most successful congress to date. …  

24 Apr 2009 | News story


1 million Euros for biodiversity!

This is not an April Fools’ joke, the FEMP and the Spanish Ministry of the Environment has announced a 1-million-jackpot competition for biodiversity. Local governments in Spain are encouraged to present their best ideas to protect the natural heritage to try and win one of the prizes up for grabs (first prize 200,000 Euros, second 150,000, third 100,000, plus 11 prizes worth 50,000). …  

01 Apr 2009 | News story

Monitoring Biodiversity in the Southern Caucasus

IUCN supports biodiversity monitoring in the Southern Caucasus

IUCN POSC has developed five biodiversity related indicators, based on existing European indicators where possible. These indicators are offered to national and regional biodiversity monitoring systems in the Southern Caucasus and will be used to measure progress towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target and beyond. …  

31 Mar 2009 | News story
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Countdown 2010 logo in Finnish

Espoo wins second edition of Finnish Countdown 2010 competition

The 550-year-old City of Espoo in Southern Finland received the 2009 award for biodiversity by the Minister of the Environment, Paula Lehtomäki. To celebrate its 550th anniversary, the City has decided to protect a 550-hectares forested area which covers three per cent of the total area of Espoo. …  

25 Mar 2009 | News story

Les Murs de l’Arche

Delete? French artist offers to work with IUCN to save species

French wildlife artist Thierry Bisch is developing a project with IUCN to deliver a powerful message about the need to protect threatened species. …  

02 Mar 2009 | News story

European Green Belt

Green Belt...the ribbon of life

On Friday, 6 March at 8 pm GMT BBC 2 will show in the United Kingdom as part of the TV series “The Natural World” the film “Iron curtain – the ribbon of life”. …  

27 Feb 2009 | News story

Discussing the KTMR Management Plan  in Chikharula, Georgia.

IUCN to support stakeholder participation in protected areas of Georgia

A consortium led by the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus has received a BP “Eco-Award” for the project Facilitating stakeholder participation in protected areas of Georgia.  

26 Feb 2009 | News story
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Stockholm and Hamburg win first European Green Capital awards

Yesterday, Stockholm and Hamburg were named as the first winners of the new European Green Capital award. The Swedish capital will be the European Green Capital in 2010 followed by Hamburg in 2011. The European Commission’s new award scheme encourages cities to improve the quality of urban life by taking the environment systematically into account in urban planning. …  

24 Feb 2009 | News story

Building on long standing foundations: Strategic Partnership Agreement signed between IUCN and Belgium

The European Parliament witnessed the signing of a Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Belgian Federal Ministry for Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment and IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe upon the occasion of the event on the European Biodiversity Action Plan co-organized by Countdown 2010 and the EP Intergroup on Sustainable Development . …  

24 Feb 2009 | News story

European Regional Office