Our work

The IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (IUCN ECARO) was established in 2015 with a view to supporting IUCN constituency and implementing the IUCN Programme in most countries of the IUCN Statutory Region East Europe, North and Central Asia.




The IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (IUCN ECARO) was established in 2015 with a view to supporting IUCN constituency and implementing the IUCN Programme in most countries of the IUCN Statutory Region East Europe, North and Central Asia. In an effort to contribute to a more sustainable future for this region, IUCN ECARO focuses its work on good governance, the long-term protection of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources. The office is based in Belgrade, Serbia, and was initially established as the IUCN Programme Office for South-Eastern Europe (IUCN SEE) in 2004.

Since our establishment, we are working to:

  • Help shape and ensure proper implementation of environmental policy at all levels;
  • Promote and apply IUCN knowledge products and standards across the region;
  • Introduce innovative approaches to nature conservation and governance of natural resources; and
  • Support institutional strengthening and capacity building for the effective conservation of biodiversity and nature's use.
Buna Delta Buna river Photo: © IUCN ECARO