Eastern Europe and Central Asia


  • BalkaNatureNet Photo: Alfred Toepfer Academy of Nature Conservation

    Launch of BalkaNatureNet


    During the weekend of Earth Day 2017 celebrations, over 80 individuals  gathered in a four-day Forum and launched the BalkaNatureNet, set up to become a transnational meeting point for all individuals working in the...

  • Baltic Sea Day Photo: Halcom

    The Baltic Sea - the Territory of Sustainable Development


    The 18th International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day", which has already become a traditional event for St. Petersburg, was held on 22-23 March 2017. The main theme of the event was the relationship between sustainable development goals and...

  • Altai-Sayan, Russia Photo: IUCN/B.Erg

    Year of Ecology in Russia


    The Russian President has declared 2017 the Year of Ecology. This decision will draw public attention towards environmental issues, support the protection of ecological and biological diversity and reinforce ecological security of the country. The...

  • Ulcinj Salina Photo: IUCN/T.Pezold

    Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in ECARO


    Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are defined by IUCN as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity...

  • Goitered Gazelle Goitered Gazelle  Photo: Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan

    Reintroducing the Goitered Gazelle, Azerbaijan’s once lost wildlife heritage


    Advocating for wildlife conservation, IDEA has taken five endangered animals of Azerbaijan under its supervision – the “Big Five” project: the Goitered Gazelle, the Caucasian Leopard, the Imperial Eagle, the Brown Bear and the Grey Wolf, implementing a number...

  • BFN Photo: Yuschenkova N.

    Introducing IUCN’s Member, Biologists for nature conservation


    By reactivating the status of an IUCN member, St. Petersburg charitable public organisation “Biologists for nature conservation” reconnects with the world’s conservation community and main tendencies in the field of environmental protection and management....

  • Aksu-Zhabagly_Maidantal valley Aksu-Zhabagly_Maidantal valley Photo: Evgeniy Belousov

    The oldest protected area in Central Asia celebrates its 90th anniversary


    Several events were held in Kazakhstan to celebrate the history of the Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve - from the international scientific conference “From the Strict Nature Reserve to the Biosphere Reserve” organized by the Committee for Forestry and WildLife,...

  • National Strategy for Nature Protection cover National Strategy for Nature Protection cover Photo: Ministry of Environment and Physical planning (MoEPP) of Macedonia

    National Strategy for Nature Protection


    Ministry of Environment and Physical planning (MoEPP) of Macedonia, a state authority responsible for activities in the field of nature protection, has coordinated the activities for the preparation of the Draft National Strategy Protection of Nature with...

  • Brown Bear_in_captivity_Vlora_Albania Brown Bear_in_captivity_Vlora_Albania Photo: INCA

    New coalition - Save Albanian Bears


    In the last months, INCA has initiated collaboration with the international organization Four PAWS, national institutions and partners to work on the wildlife mistreatment and captivity, focusing on the Brown Bear as the most vulnerable species in this...

  • Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province Photo: Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province

    On a rescue mission, helping injured and sick wildlife


    Institute for Nature Conservation of Vojvodina Province (Serbia) is legally authorised organization managing strictly protected and protected species in the Province. This complex task very often involves day-to-day care for numerous animals, following the...


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