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Barcelona’s quest for a green urban future

On 28 November, Barcelona presented its Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Plan 2020 which aims to turn the city’s ambitious ideas for enhancing the role of nature into action. IUCN’s Chantal van Ham gave a keynote speech providing a European perspective on the Barcelona Plan.   …  

09 Dec 2013 | News story
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Tagging of Mashkullora, Egyptian Vulture

Save the Egyptian Vulture on the Balkans

A symbol of fertility and maternal protection in Egyptian mythology, the Egyptian Vulture (Neophron percnopterus) is the smallest of the four species of European vultures. It is characterized by the crest of white, pointed feathers and white and wedge-shaped tail. Its population is rapidly decreasing today, and PPNEA, an IUCN member, is one of the organizations striving to save this species from extinction in Albania and the region. …  

05 Dec 2013 | News story
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Nature: providing solutions to development needs

Healthy and restored ecosystems can make cost-effective contributions to meeting global challenges, including climate change. IUCN highlighted this concept at its side event on “Nature-based solutions to development needs” during the European Development Days in Brussels last week. …  

03 Dec 2013 | News story
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The Coypu, originally from South America, is now established in large parts of Europe causing great damages.

IUCN gathers EU Member States to support consensus on forthcoming invasives legislation

IUCN European Union Representative Office has recently organized a gathering with representatives from EU Member States to present the latest scientific knowledge on invasive alien species offering a platform for informal exchange in view of the upcoming Council discussions on the EU legislative proposal.   …  

02 Dec 2013 | News story
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Nature at the centre of regional dialogue

By officially endorsing a 'Big Win for Dinaric Arc' joint statement, nature conservation authorities from South-Eastern Europe have agreed to work together on strengthening cooperation in the region. With the support of IUCN, WWF and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, each institution has formed a set of national commitments setting a new agenda for protected areas and nature conservation. …  

02 Dec 2013 | News story

Portrait of penguin, South Africa

IUCN welcomes 52 new Members

On 27 November 2013, the 82nd Meeting of the IUCN Council admitted 52 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

28 Nov 2013 | News story

Djerdap National Park, Serbia

Conservation news from South Eastern Europe

The autumn issue of the IUCN SEE e-Bulletin brings an overview of conservation activities in the region and sheds light on the recently finalized IUCN’s Strategic Plan for South-Eastern Europe. …  

21 Nov 2013 | News story
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Calculating and valuing nature’s riches: the World Forum on Natural Capital opens

Getting politicians and business leaders to value and account for the goods and services provided by nature is the key mission of the World Forum on Natural Capital which opens in Edinburgh, Scotland today. …  

21 Nov 2013 | News story

Women fishing near mangrove area in Lami, Fiji.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency renews its commitment to IUCN’s work

An agreement to support IUCN’s 2013-2016 work programme, signed recently by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and IUCN, is a significant boost to global biodiversity conservation efforts that benefit people and safeguard natural resources. …  

15 Nov 2013 | News story

Women fishing in Mayotte

Nature-based solutions at European Development Days

IUCN will host the event Nature-based solution to development needs during this years' edition of the European Development Days, the annual high-level event on development aid organised by the European Commission.  …  

15 Nov 2013 | News story
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