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  • 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). 

  • Georgia Photo: Jennifer Kelleher

    The Georgian Expert Assessment Group for the Green List established


    The Green List journey has started in earnest in Georgia, with the formation of an Expert Assessment Group for the Green List (EAGL). Comprised of national experts from a range of diverse backgrounds, the 10 members of the Georgian EAGL are ready to lead the...

  • Logging Logging Photo: EnviroLENS

    Observing the Earth to enforce environmental law


    EnviroLENS, a Horizon 2020 innovation project funded by the European Commission, aims to demonstrate and promote the use of Earth Observation as direct evidence for environmental law enforcement. By using European satellite capacities, such as those provided...

  • Rotterdam Rotterdam, The Netherlands Photo: mihaiulia/Shutterstock.com

    Regional IUCN network to gather in Rotterdam


    The IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North and Central Asia will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from 1 to 3 July 2019, as part of Union-wide preparation for the IUCN Congress 2020.

  • Yashikul Lake in Pamir in Tajikistan ©Shutterstock Nowak Luksaz Photo: ©Shutterstock Nowak Luksaz

    Fostering water, energy and food security in Central Asia


    Water represents one of the greatest challenges for Central Asia. As its population grows -projected to be 90 million people in 2050- so does the need for creating more jobs, producing more food, more energy - yet water resources are limited....

  • Capitalising on regional cooperation for post-2020 dialogue Photo: IISD Reporting Services

    Capitalising on regional cooperation for post-2020 dialogue


    The fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity set the stage for more than 190 countries to step up efforts to protect the world’s ecosystems. The conference took place in Egypt, 17 – 29 November...

  • EnviroLens meeting, Vienna, 4-5 November 2018 Photo: Geoville

    Earth observation services for supporting environmental law enforcement


    EnviroLENS, a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission, will bring together information derived from satellite monitoring technology along with existing environmental laws and use it as direct evidence for law enforcement. EnviroLENS aims to...

  • Western gray whale in Sakhalin Western gray whale in Sakhalin  Photo: Yuri Yakovlev

    IUCN seeks whale conservation experts to advise on energy development impacts


    IUCN seeks applications from qualified individuals to serve on its independent scientific and technical advisory panel to minimize impacts on western gray whales during offshore oil and gas development near Sakhalin Island in the Russian Far East....

  • Workshop participants_Tashkent, Uzbekistan Photo: IUCN

    Identifying potential World Natural Heritage sites in Central Asia


    Aiming to ensure the conservation of sites with outstanding natural values in Central Asia, IUCN is engaging with the five countries in the region to spark consultation and build knowledge on the nomination and effective management of World Heritage sites.


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