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Contributing to a sustainable future in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia, IUCN ECARO focuses on good governance, long-term protection of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources

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  • The Beluga sturgeon and the Caspian salmon are on the brink of extinction, and will be protected by the creation of the new Marine Protected Area in Azerbaijan Photo: Rory Moore

    Azerbaijan to create the first Marine Protected Area in the Caspian Sea

    14.02.2018

    Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Caspian Sea, the largest inland body of water on the planet. The new MPA will seek to protect...

  • Buna launch Photo: INCA

    Buna river project launch gathers wide support in Albania

    30.01.2018

    Around 70 participants from local government, civil society and education bodies from Albania and Montenegro gathered to launch the Buna Delta Protection Project during an opening in Shkodra (Albania) on 25 January, followed by a field visit to the Buna River...

  • Forest Heroes: Ivane Kupradze, Georgia Photo: Panda Agency

    Ivane Kupradze, a Georgian hero

    23.01.2018

    Ivane Kupradze from Borjomi, Georgia dreamt of becoming a ranger since he was a little boy. Hiking trips with his grandfather inspired him to dedicate his whole life to protecting nature. 

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