Eastern Europe and Central Asia


  • Publication: Shqipëria dhe zonate mbrojtura detare, Hrvatska i Zaštićena Morska Područja and Marine Protected Areas in Montenegro Publication: Shqipëria dhe zonate mbrojtura detare, Hrvatska i Zaštićena Morska Područja and Marine Protected Areas in Montenegro Photo: IUCN-RAC/SPA

    Analysis of the legal frameworks on protected marine areas in Albania, Croatia and Montenegro


    In cooperation between the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA, UNEP-MAP) and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, a comprehensive assessment of the legal and institutional framework for the Marine and Coastal Protected...

  • Krkonoše (CZ)/Karkonosze (PL) Mountains National Parks Krkonoše (CZ)/Karkonosze (PL) Mountains National Parks, pictures by Brent Mitchell Photo: Brent Mitchell

    A vision for protected areas in Europe


    By Andrej Sovinc, WCPA Regional Vice Chair for Europe.  With more than 120,000 protected area sites, Europe accounts for more protected areas than any other region. Many of these areas reflect Europe's rich cultural heritage and long lasting co-existence...

  • Members of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Aeas at the Ministry of Environment in Prague, Czech Republic Photo: Valerie Batselaere

    Common goals for the Czech Republic and the World Commission on Protected Areas


    by Michael Hošek, IUCN Council member, WCPA member, and Vice President of the EUROPARC Federation

  • Participants Photo: IUCN/A.Ghiurghi

    Italian Cooperation for Albania’s sustainable future


    Albania, a developing country undergoing major reforms, has detected the need for institutional support for the creation of an efficient network of protected areas, among other priorities. Responding to this call, the Italian Cooperation initiated a series of...

  • Wild rice Photo: flowerphotos / Alamy Stock Photo

    New IUCN-Toyota partnership to expand knowledge of threats to global biodiversity


    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) today announced a five-year partnership to provide funding to broaden the scope of The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. This will significantly increase...

  • Global Goals Photo: oneorg

    BRICS states respond to global environmental challenges


    The First Environmental Working Group Meeting of the BRICS States took place in April in St Petersburg, Russia, addressing urgent environmental issues. The discussion on water resources ecology resulted in the adoption of the "Clean Rivers of BRICS" programme...

  • Białowieża Forest, Poland Photo: Elena Osipova, IUCN

    The EU has to act to save the Białowieża Forest


    The future of the pristine Białowieża Forest is at stake. Plans to triple timber extraction in this emblematic area could strip the forest of its ability to recover naturally from a recent beetle outbreak. Short-term commercial interests should not prevail...

  • Group work Photo: IUCN/S.Gentle

    Collaborative management is critical for Natural and Cultural Heritage


    Successful management of the Lake Ohrid region depends heavily on collaboration between diverse stakeholders and a harmonious balance of nature, culture, landscape and development. During the training on Collaborative Integrated Management of Protected and...

  • First High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe Photo: IUCN ECARO

    Focusing on climate change and environment in SEE


    The participants of the first high level ministerial panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe (SEE) discussed policy responses to climate change and environmental challenges in South-East Europe and reviewed the state...

  • Capacity Building brochure Photo: IUCN ECARO

    New IUCN Publication: Capacity Development Needs and Priorities for Nature Conservation in South-Eastern Europe


    This Publication is a contribution to the IUCN project ‘Towards Strengthened Conservation Planning in South-Eastern Europe’ supported by MAVA Foundation.  


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