IUCN Pan-European Newsletter 16: Islands of Hope

This newsletter issue focuses on island conservation, in preparation of the conference "The European Union and its Overseas Entities: Strategies to counter Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss”, taking place from 7-11 July 2008 in Reunion Island.

IUCN Pan-European Newsletter 16: Islands of Hope Photo: IUCN


  • Editorial (Tamás Marghescu, IUCN Regional Director for Europe)
  • On the front line: The EU’s overseas islands battle climate change (Jeffrey McNeely and Jérôme Petit, IUCN)
  • Small islands cannot adapt ad infinitum (Rolph Payet, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
  • Reunion: Island biodiversity of international relevance (Alain Brondeau, Reunion Island National Park)
  • Overseas biodiversity at the heart of global challenges (Jean-Philippe Palasi, IUCN)
  • Conserving New Caledonia’s dry forests (Hubert Géraux, New Caledonia ecoregional coordinator, WWF-France)
  • Model ecosystem in Moorea (Neil Davies, Executive Director of the University of California Berkeley’s Richard B. Gump South Pacific Research Station in Moorea)
  • Manage invasive alien species on islands (Dr Sugoto Roy, Central Science Laboratory)
  • Sailing to Barcelona (Sarah Gindre, IUCN)
  • Prized National Park ‘Hoge Kempen’ (Ignace Schops, Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland)
  • News from IUCN Europe
  • Events and Publications


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