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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

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National experts in Georgia conclude TEMATEA consultation process and agree on way forward

Key national experts from the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia, other government institutions, the NGO sector and the knowledge community have concluded the consultation and capacity building process aimed at the improved and more coherent implementation of international conventions relevant to protected areas, and mapped out main directions for the further application of the outcomes of the process. The final guidelines for improved implementation were presented and discussed at the Ministry on 19 February, 2009. …  

19 Feb 2009 | News story
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The Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources, Mr. Giorgi Khachidze, and IUCN South Caucasus Director Mr. Ramaz Gokhelashvili during the MoU siging ceremony.

IUCN and the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia agree on extensive cooperation

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus and the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of Georgia. The MoU was signed by Mr. Giorgi Khachidze, Minister of Environment Protection and Natural Resources, and Mr. Ramaz Gokhelashvili, the IUCN South Caucasus Director, on 19 February, 2009. …  

19 Feb 2009 | News story

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Compensation à 100% des émissions de carbone estimées du Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN

Le Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN est un événement sans pareil par sa capacité de rassemblement de très nombreux membres de la communauté mondiale de l’environnement. Cette occasion unique d’apprendre, d’échanger des idées et de rencontrer des gens n’a pas de prix pour les participants. Cependant, le plus grand rendez–vous mondial de l’environnement a aussi un coût pour la planète. Une évaluation indépendante des gaz à effet de serre du Congrès mondial de la nature (Barcelone, 5 -14 octobre 2008), menée par ECCM, a estimé que l’événement a généré 7 934 tonnes d’équivalents/dioxyde de carbone. …   | English | Spanish

12 Feb 2009 | News story
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Green Infrastructure

Economic meltdown and the rise of nature - Investing in green infrastructure

by Tamas Marghescu, Regional Director for Pan-Europe

Our economies are tumbling and millions of people all over the world are losing their jobs. Politicians in the North are responding to the current global economic crisis in the same manner as their forebears responded to the Great Depression, around three quarters of a century ago. To stimulate an economic resurgence and create new employment, governments are inter alia, using public, financial resources to invest in the construction of infrastructure (roads, airports, railways etc.). …  

09 Feb 2009 | News story
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Tagging a Cinereous Vulture.

The Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds becomes the first IUCN Member in Armenia

IUCN welcomes the Armenian Society for the Protection of Birds as its first NGO Member in Armenia. ASPB was admitted as an NGO Member by the IUCN Council at its 72th meeting on 2-4 February 2009.  

04 Feb 2009 | News story
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Organically grown grapes.

Elkana joins IUCN

The Georgian Biological Farming Association Elkana is the latest addition to the growing IUCN network in Georgia.  Elkana was admitted as an NGO Member at the 72nd Council meeting on 2-4 February, 2009.     …  

04 Feb 2009 | News story
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WCPA Best Practice Guidelines for Management Planning of Protected Areas published in Georgian

IUCN POSC has translated the WCPA Protected Area Best Practice Guidelines for Management Planning of Protected Areas into Georgian. …  

02 Feb 2009 | News story
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Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection and IUCN agree on future collaboration

The Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia and the IUCN Programme Office for the Southern Caucasus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that sets out the framework of their future collaboration.  

17 Dec 2008 | News story

Knotweed infestation in Cornwall.

Another milestone towards 2010: will Europe win the battle against Invasive Species?

The European Commission has just released a Communication on possible measures to be taken against Invasive Species. “Following the European Union’s commitment of halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010, this Communication is crucial to mobilise joint efforts of all EU institutions including its Member States towards this issue”, said Sebastian Winkler, Head of Countdown 2010. …  

05 Dec 2008 | News story

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