IUCN welcomes The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province

12 July 2011 | News story

IUCN’s network in SEE is now strengthened by a new GO Member, The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province, whose membership application was approved during the 76th Meeting of the IUCN Council.

“Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province has even until now had good cooperation with IUCN on the projects of protection of nature and biodiversity in the basins of Danube and Sava rivers,” says Biljana Panjković, Director of the Institute. “The membership in IUCN provides us with numerous opportunities to connect and work on joint projects with international organizations and regional institutions, which will contribute to integrated management of the rivers, Danube and Sava. That will certainly have positive effect on the PAs management, quality of plans and on protection and biodiversity status improvement in Vojvodina Province, that will be ensured by national and international regulations application.”

The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province in Serbia works to protect and improve the conservation status of all species and ecosystems in the province. It collects and manages data, monitors status, assesses threats and defines proposals for measures to conserve nature and geological heritage. The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province studies and prepares proposals for new protected areas, cooperating extensively with local and international partners to share knowledge and implement projects.

By joining IUCN, the member benefits from IUCN's scientific credibility, its unsurpassed knowledge base and convening power, extensive networking opportunities and access to high-level political, economic and social decision making. IUCN extends a very warm welcome to The Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province and looks forward to future cooperation.