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Invitation to the launch of the Scientific Foundation from the project Cities and Biodiversity Outlook

Launch of the "Cities and Biodiversity Outlook"

The Cities and Biodiversity Outlook presents the world’s first global assessment of the effects of urbanization on biodiversity and ecosystem services. It discusses the massive challenges ahead but also the unprecedented opportunities, and identifies knowledge gaps that are crucial to bridge.   …  

30 Sep 2013 | News story
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Valbona Valley National Park, Bjeshkët e Namuna/Prokletije Mountains, Albania

Nature+ road ahead

The overall objective of IUCN in South-Eastern Europe is to work towards the long-term protection of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources. Advocating for nature-based solutions to development challenges and encouraging cross-border cooperation, IUCN will strive to shape a sustainable future for the people and nature in the region. …  

27 Sep 2013 | News story
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European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Mainstreaming conservation in Europe’s policy-making

Integration of nature conservation as part of the solution to societal challenges is key to stopping biodiversity loss, and it is very much needed. This is the main outcome of the Conference “Meeting the EU 2020 Biodiversity Targets: Mainstreaming Conservation” organized by the EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development on 24 September 2013, in Brussels.   …  

27 Sep 2013 | News story
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Blanket bog of the Flow Country, Forsinard, UK

New era for UK's peatlands

United Kingdom’s Minister for the Environment Richard Benyon announced a new initiative for peatland conservation at the IUCN UK Peatland Programme’s conference in York on 10-12 September 2013. The Peatland Code will help companies contribute to peatland restoration. …  

26 Sep 2013 | News story
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Join IUCN SEE as Programme Officer

IUCN SEE is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic candidate that will contribute to the implementation of the IUCN Strategic Plan for SEE. The position will focus on the sustainable ecosystem management strategic priority and on the development of a related portfolio of projects and activities. This is initially a 12 month position with the possibility of extension.  …  

20 Sep 2013 | News story

Conference "Invasive Alien Species: the urban dimension", 05.09.2013

Urban areas and biological invasions: what can cities do about it?

IUCN has brought together key actors from all over Europe at a conference aiming to exchange knowledge and best practices to reduce the risk of invasive alien species in urban areas. …  

19 Sep 2013 | News story
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URBES Training: Monetary and non-monetary valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services

The URBES project will be holding the first of its training sessions in Barcelona on 13 - 15 November 2013 focusing on the valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. The URBES project seeks to bridge the knowledge gap between urbanisation, biodiversity and ecosystems services. …  

18 Sep 2013 | News story
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Release of the Montagu's Harriers

Rare and endangered species successfully return to nature

Three Montagu's Harrier (Circus pygargus) chicks, found on 2 July 2013 during agricultural activities taking place near the village of Lower Vapa, were temporarily housed in shelters for wildlife at Palic Zoo, and were then released to their natural habitat in Sjenicko-Pester plateau.  …  

17 Sep 2013 | News story
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Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Meeting the EU 2020 biodiversity targets: mainstreaming conservation

The EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development is organizing a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels on 24 September 2013 to discuss the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 by bringing together a variety of actors who can contribute to its implementation.      …  

12 Sep 2013 | News story
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