Eastern Europe and Central Asia


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

    IUCN and Sakhalin Energy renew their commitment to protect western gray whales


    An independent scientific panel created to protect critically endangered western gray whales in the Russian Far East will continue to monitor activities and provide recommendations to industry in the region for the next five years, according to IUCN.

  • TV show with Alejandro TV show with Alejandro Photo: GIZ/ORF BD

    Developing capacities on the Ecosystem Services Assessment


    The second regional training ’Principles of Ecosystem Services Assessment for Policy Impacts’ was held beginning of February 2017, gathering more than thirty governmental officials, experts, researchers and civil society representatives from SEE region in...

  • Western Gray Whale Photo: David Weller

    Efforts to save western gray whales featured on Marine Mammals Day in Russia


    On the eve of World Day of Marine Mammal Protection (Whales Day) in Russia, IUCN, WWF and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released the Russian version of a joint report that examines how an IUCN-led independent scientific panel has...

  • Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park Shebenik-Jabllanicë National Park  Photo: IUCN/T.Pezold

    Strong cooperation for protected areas of Albania – a time to celebrate on achievements and reflect on future steps


    The five years long project “Institutional Support to the management of Protected Areas in Albania” has come to its end, significantly contributing to the progress that has been made in the field of nature protection in Albania. The project - implemented by...

  • European Red List of Habitats Photo: John Janssen

    New Red List reveals European habitats under threat


    For the first time, a total of 490 habitats across 35 countries in Europe have been assessed to determine their risk of collapse. The European Red List of Habitats, initiated by the European Commission, benefited from the knowledge and expertise of over 300...

  • The World Heritage Upstream Processes and Beyond_Panel The World Heritage Upstream Processes and Beyond_Panel Photo: IUCN/T.Pezold

    The World Heritage Upstream Processes and Beyond


    This workshop offered a space for participants to share experiences related to Upstream Processes and other ways the Advisory Bodies (ABs) to the World Heritage Committee support the State Parties (SP) in the implementation of the World Heritage (WH)...

  • The IUCN Congress opening The IUCN Congress opening Photo: IUCN/Maegan Gindi

    Planet at the crossroads


    Held every 4 years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress is a unique event - the world’s largest and most democratic conservation event that brings together the expertise of its powerful membership to address the most pressing issues of the time. It has two...

  • The 8th SACAM Meeting The 8th SACAM Meeting Photo: Anastasia Chernoshtan

    Biosphere Reserves and Sustainable Development


    The 8th Meeting of the South & Central Asia MAB (SACAM) Network was organized on 24-25 October 2016 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Titled “Biosphere Reserves and Sustainable Development,” it was attended by 65 participants including those from SACAM member...

  • PA4NP team in BiH PA4NP team in BiH Photo: WWF Adria

    Protected Areas for Nature and People


    With its new protected areas programme WWF Adria strives for sustainable use of natural resources in the Dinaric Arc region as a foundation for the socio-economic development. It's about nature and people. One without another, according to WWF, can't exist....

  • Jackal survey Jackal survey  Photo: Macedonian Ecological Society

    Hit or Myth, jackal survey in Macedonia


    The jackal is a medium-sized predator, a bit larger than the fox, but smaller than its closer relative, the wolf. Its distribution covers most of the south Asia, stretching from Indochina in the south-east to Asia Minor and south Balkans in the west. The...


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