Eastern Europe and Central Asia

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



  • Western Gray Whale in Sakhalin Photo: Dave Weller

    Scientific panel to continue advising industry on endangered gray whales in Russian Far East


    Gland, Switzerland, 24 April 2019 - IUCN’s Director General has appointed a team of distinguished scientists to examine the impacts of oil and gas development and other threats on endangered whales found off the coast of Russia’s Sakhalin Island, IUCN...

  • Sharri National park, Kosova Photo: Bekim Bytyqi [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

    IUCN welcomes Kosovo as its newest Member


    Kosovo has officially joined IUCN, thereby entering a neutral forum in which governments, NGOs, Indigenous peoples' organisations, scientists, businesses, local communities, and others shape and implement solutions to environmental challenges together.

  • Natalia Danilina Photo: Natalia Danilina

    Natalia Danilina appointed to IUCN Council


    The IUCN Council has appointed Ms Natalia Danilina from the Russian Federation to fill the vacancy as a Regional Councillor from East Europe, North and Central Asia, following the passing of Rustam Sagitov (Russian Federation). 

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