Eastern Europe and Central Asia


  • 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...

  • BDTF meeting Photo: BDTF meeting

    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...

  • Eco-DRR workshop Photo: IUCN/M.Perovic

    The future of Agriculture and Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in the Western Balkans


    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia (ECARO) held a regional workshop on “Agriculture and Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in the Western Balkans” on 31...

  • Red List Meeting Photo: MoEPP

    National red-listing kicks-off in North Macedonia


    Over 50 participants attended project launch of the ‘National red-listing in North Macedonia’, jointly organised by IUCN Eastern, Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) and UN Environment in Skopje on 13 October 2017. Participants included representatives of...

  • logo 100 years of Russia's PA Photo: ecoyear.ru

    IUCN commends Russia on the centenary of its ‘zapovedniks’


    IUCN President, Mr. Zhang Xinsheng commended Russia on its efforts to conserve its exceptional biodiversity at the recent protected area forum in Sochi, Russia to mark the centenary of the opening of Russia’s first strict nature reserve, Barguzinsky...

  • Dr Jan Čeřovský on the Čeřovka tower in the Czech Republic Dr Jan Čeřovský on the Čeřovka tower in the Czech Republic  Photo: J. Čeřovský

    IUCN mourns the loss of eminent conservationist and former IUCN Vice President Jan ČEŘOVSKÝ


    Dr Jan Čeřovský, a leading Czech botanist and nature conservationist, and a former Vice President of IUCN, passed away on 7 September at the age of 87, having made an immense contribution to nature conservation.

  • White Ash (Fraxinus americana) White Ash (Fraxinus americana) Photo: The Morton Arboretum

    Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction – IUCN Red List


    North America’s most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while the loss of wilderness areas and poaching are contributing to the declining numbers of five African...

  • Snow Leopard Photo: Marco Bergami

    IUCN sends message at the Global Snow Leopard Forum - conservation works


    The survival of the snow leopard was the focus of the recent International Snow Leopard and Ecosystems Forum 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, which brought together government ministers and conservationists, including IUCN Vice President Mr Malik Amin Aslam, to...

  • Lansdcapes of Dauria Photo: IUCN/Maja Vasilisevic

    Places of extraordinary natural value inscribed as World Heritage


    UNESCO's 41st session of the World Heritage Committee took place in Kraków, Poland from 2 to 12 July 2017. Four natural wonders that have been inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2017 followed advice of the IUCN’s advisory body on nature to the World...


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