Eastern Europe and Central Asia


  • Photo: IUCN/M.Hofman

    Spiking Red List knowledge in FYR of Macedonia


    From 10 to 13 April, 35 experts from NGOs, universities, private sector and government attended an intensive 4-day Red List Assessor training workshop in Skopje, organized by UN Environment and IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO...

  • Nexus in CA Photo: B.Erg

    Fostering Nexus in Central Asia


    IUCN representatives joined project partners and key stakeholders at the first meeting of the Regional Working Group held on 13 March 2018 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, within the framework of the EU-funded project “Central Asia Nexus Dialogue: Fostering Water,...

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    New airport near the Narta Lagoon, Albania


    On 25 January 2018, the Albanian parliament decided to vote in favor of opening concession negotiation procedures for construction of a new airport close to the city of Vlora, near the village of Akërni, which is located within Vjose-Narte Protected Landscape...

  • 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


    Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and will 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...

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    Buna river project launch gathers wide support in Albania


    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


    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. 

  • Georgia protects over 6,000 km² of its land according to Protected Planet Photo: J. Hardcastle/A. Kodiashvili

    Georgia goes Green List


    Georgia, located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, has renewed its  commitment to join the IUCN Green list programme in 2018.

  • Vilm workshop Photo: IUNC/S.Pokrajac

    Nature-based Solutions for flood prevention in SEE


    A three-day practical workshop on “Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Flood Prevention in South-Eastern Europe”, organized jointly by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the...

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    SEE economies to coordinate their biodiversity conservation activities


    The newly established Biodiversity Taskforce (BD TF), formed of representatives of the economies of South East Europe, met for the first time on November 14 2017 in Belgrade. Participants underlined the importance of fostering regional cooperation and giving...

  • Socotra Archipelago, Yemen Socotra Archipelago, Yemen was hit cyclones in 2015 - a rare weather event in this part of the Indian Ocean. Photo: IUCN / Ismail Mohammed

    Number of natural World Heritage sites affected by climate change nearly doubles in three years – IUCN


    Bonn, Germany, 13 November, 2017 (IUCN) – The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today...


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