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  • Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, Albania Divjaka-Karavasta National Park, Albania Photo: Arber Xhaferaj

    Request for proposals - Protected Area designation


    Consultancy services within the project “Saving Europe’s last free-flowing wild river – Vjosa/Aoos"

  • Southern Ustyrt Kaplankyr, Kazakhstan Southern Ustyrt Kaplankyr, Kazakhstan  Photo: Mark Pestov

    Cold Winter Deserts of Central Asia among potential World Heritage sites, new IUCN report finds


    Cold Winter Deserts in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are among six globally significant biodiversity sites in Central Asia that could potentially qualify for World Heritage status, according to a new report launched today by IUCN, the official...

  • A Voice for Nature #19 A Voice for Nature #19 Photo: IUCN

    A Voice for Nature #19


    It is our pleasure to share with you issue #19 of our newsletter, A Voice for Nature, as well as our end of the year message.

  • Hermann’s Tortoise_assessed as Vulnerable in North Macedonia Hermann’s Tortoise_assessed as Vulnerable in North Macedonia Photo: Dragan Arsovski

    First Red List of Threatened Species published in North Macedonia


    Almost half of amphibians and reptiles are threatened with extinction and 4 vascular plant species are Critically Endangered in North Macedonia, according to first national Red List published today in Skopje and developed by national experts under the...

  • Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Photo: IUCN/Kristin Meyer

    Taking stock of three years of Water-Energy-Food Nexus Dialogues in Central Asia


    The Central Asian region experiences rapid demographic changes, suffers from water, energy and food insecurities and is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Environmental degradation and scarcity, as well as the uneven distribution of natural...

  • A Voice for Nature #18 A Voice for Nature #18 Photo: IUCN

    A Voice for Nature #18


    It is our pleasure to share with you issue #18 of our newsletter, A Voice for Nature, that brings news from Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia related to nature conservation and sustainable use of resources.  

  • IUCN RCF Rotterdam participants IUCN RCF Rotterdam participants Photo: Sean Southey

    Urgent call for transformational change


    Today’s society is facing biodiversity and climate crisis. To address it, IUCN needs to step up its efforts and initiate the transformational change we need, called participants of the IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia...

  • Western Tien-Shan, Sayram-Ugam State National Nature Park, Uzbekistan Western Tien-Shan, Sayram-Ugam State National Nature Park, Uzbekistan Photo: IUCN/Elena Osipova

    Spotlight on natural World Heritage in Central Asia


    National and international experts gathered last week in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to discuss the importance of nominating biodiversity-rich areas of Central Asia as World Heritage sites, therefore recognising them as our planet’s most outstanding places of...

  • Scimitar-horned oryx The scimitar oryx or scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah) is a species of Oryx; once widespread across North Africa; which has been assessed by the IUCN Red List as Extinct in the wild since 2000. Photo: Brent Huffman / UltimateUngulate

    IUCN calls for halt to species decline by 2030


    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2019 (IUCN) – IUCN has issued an urgent call to massively scale up species conservation action in response to the escalating biodiversity crisis. The Abu Dhabi Call for Global Species Conservation Action...

  • Mutnovsky Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia Mutnovsky Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia  Photo: IUCN/Boris Erg

    Achieving Aichi Target 11 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia


    Regional partnership for Eastern Europe and Central Asia was launched on 9 October 2019 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to facilitate reporting on the achievement of Target 11. As a first step, representatives of the Russian Federation and five Central Asian...


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