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Red means Act!

Red means Act! – Launch event at the European Commission

“I am proud to support the development of the European Red List of Species. Excellent work!” With these words EU Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik addressed a red crowd gathered for the launch of the European Red List on 21 November at the Berlaymont building in Brussels. To show their commitment to biodiversity participants were asked to wear something red. …  

24 Nov 2011 | News story
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Green Belt Meeting participants

South Eastern European Green Belt meets again

In the period from 16 to 19 November 2011 more than 50 representatives of governmental and non-governmental organisations met in Ulcinj, Montenegro, to discuss the future of the Green Belt in South-Eastern Europe. The meeting was organized by EuroNatur with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, and the German Federal Environment Agency. …  

24 Nov 2011 | News story

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An alliance for millions of Europeans who spend more than CAP on biodiversity

Naturalliance aims to help everyone whose work or recreation depends on nature. It builds up the knowledge you need, in your own language, for local decisions to manage and restore land, water and wildlife, whilst recording the good work you are doing for nature across Europe.   …  

23 Nov 2011 | News story
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European Environment: alarming decline in plants, molluscs and freshwater fish

Europe's natural heritage is showing an alarming decline, according to new research published today. The European Red List, a part of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, assessed a considerable portion of Europe’s native fauna and flora, finding that a large proportion of molluscs, freshwater fish and vascular plants now fall into a threatened category.   | French | Spanish

22 Nov 2011 | News story

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Transboundary Joint Secretariat and IUCN strengthen collaboration

The Transboundary Joint Secretariat (TJS) for Nature Conservation and the IUCN Caucasus Cooperation Centre (CCC) have joined forces for Southern Caucasus protected areas. …  

17 Nov 2011 | News story
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Species on the Edge app for iPad and iPhone

Species on the Edge app is launched

Acclaimed by the US Apple Store as ‘New and Noteworthy’, the new Species on the Edge app is a detailed guide to 365 species from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. Featuring stunning photos and thought-provoking information it allows users to learn about threatened species from around the world. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story

Minds of change

50 years of BMZ

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), some 70 leading figures and thinkers met in Berlin to take part in a two-day forum on global development under the theme "Minds for Change – Future of Global Development". IUCN was represented by Regional Director for Europe, Dr Hans Friederich. …  

16 Nov 2011 | News story
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Klaus Toepfer Fellowship

IUCN supports Klaus Toepfer Fellowship: Apply now

Applications for the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia are now open. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story
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Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park, Albania

International support to biodiversity conservation in Albania announced

Representatives of Albanian and Italian Governments, Albanian local government, international organizations, donors, universities, civil society and the media gathered today to mark the start of a project focused on institutional capacity building and support to the environmental protection in Albania. The event is organized by the Italian Embassy in Tirana and the Albanian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration (MoEFWA), with the support of IUCN. …  

15 Nov 2011 | News story

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EVENT: Red means Act!

The end of 2011 is approaching. The 2010 target is well gone and the EU has released a new strategy for the next 10 years... ...but how are European species doing? …  

14 Nov 2011 | News story
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