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IUCN European Newsletter: the European Conservation Forum

The September 2011 edition of the European Newsletter is now available. To find our more about IUCN European Conservation Forum click here. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Prokletije Mountains

Focus on Transboundary Protected Area of Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains

The training on Transboundary Protected Areas, conducted by IUCN Programme Office for South Eastern Europe in cooperation with IUCN WCPA members, was held in Shkodra, Albania, 12-13 September. The training was given to representatives of Local Action Groups (LAGs) from Albania and Montenegro residing in the area of potential three lateral transboundary protected area of Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains. …  

29 Sep 2011 | News story

Bushmen, Botswana

Mainstreaming biodiversity into development cooperation

Next week, from 4 to 6 October, IUCN Regional Directors and representatives from countries in the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) region will visit Brussels to strengthen cooperation between IUCN and the European Union. …  

28 Sep 2011 | News story

Shooting nature

Green-Go International Short Film Festival

CEEweb for Biodiversity, Diverziti Association and Greenpeace Hungary invite all owners of cameras and other recording systems to attend the first Green-Go International Short Film Contest and Festival. …  

22 Sep 2011 | News story

Wood industry

Russia may lose the EU timber market

Russia may not be able to export timber to the EU anymore if effective measures to stop illegal logging are not taken in the country as soon as possible. …  

22 Sep 2011 | News story

Director of NP Una Mr. Mulic and director of NP Plitvice Lakes Mr. Sutic

Stepping on a firm cooperation base

The traditional EKOBIS fair in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina gathers parties involved in the field of eco-tourism, organic food, and renewable energy technologies. This year it was also a place for a ceremony of signing of an agreement on cooperation in the field of nature conservation between Plitvicka Jezera and Una National Parks represented by their directors. The signing took place on 8 September as a closing event of a conference titled “Water – source of life”. …  

21 Sep 2011 | News story

Biodiversity 2020: the priorities

Defining priorities for biodiversity at the European Parliament

European hunters and landowners will meet European Parliamentarians to discuss conservation measures at the forthcoming “Biodiversity 2020: the priorities” event. …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story


A new trademark for European agrobiodiversity

The SAVE Foundation is in the process of launching a trademark for the marketing of products and services from European agrobiodiversity. …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story

Boris Erg

Increased coordination for WCPA in Europe

IUCN Europe and WCPA have agreed to strenghten cooperation in the region by appointing a focal point in the Secretariat. …  

20 Sep 2011 | News story

Participants of the event.

Highlighting communities role in conservation, livelihoods and culture

About 50 participants from all over Europe convened in the beautiful Italian town of Gerace in Calabria, close to the Southern tip of Europe, to share, illustrate and discuss experiences on community conservation in the continent, many of which can be resumed as “ICCAs”—an acronym standing for “indigenous peoples’ conserved territories and community conserved areas”. …  

16 Sep 2011 | News story

European Regional Office