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  • Glossy Ibis at Obedska Bara Glossy Ibis at Obedska Bara Photo: Lorand Vigh

    Glossy Ibis returns to Obedska Bara in Serbia

    10.01.2017

    After half a century of absence ornithologists have confirmed the breeding of four pairs of Glossy Ibis in Obedska Bara reserve, IBA and Ramsar site on the left bank of the river Sava in Serbia,  as well as the presence of 6-8 pairs of Eurasian Spoonbill...

  • Dalmatian Pelicans at Lake Skadar Dalmatian Pelicans at Lake Skadar Photo: Public Enterprise for National Parks of Montenegro

    Pelicans nest successfully on Lake Skadar

    10.01.2017

    Recent conservation methods ornithologists have applied in the Special Reserve Pancevo eyes in Lake Skadar National Park resulted in the increased number of Dalmatian Pelicans (Pelecanus crispus). Artificial nesting platforms and info-boards banning the...

  • Group photo Group photo Photo: GIZ ORF BD

    New “Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Biodiversity”

    10.01.2017

    The „Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Biodiversity“ (ORF BD) is the latest addition of the ongoing Open Regional Fund Program that is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche...

  • Bristani Bay, Albania Bristani Bay, Albania Photo: INCA

    Nature-based tourism in Albania

    10.01.2017

    The sustainable tourism in protected areas is still in its early stages of development in Albania. IUCN Member, the Institute for Nature Conservation in Albania (INCA) is encouraging and initiating it in the only marine protected area in the country,...

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

    Service Procurement Notice (Albania)

    30.12.2016

    Consultancy for the delivery of the Scoping Study on Ecosystem Services and their role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Albania - a call announced within the project “Towards Strengthening Conservation Planning in South-Eastern...

  • Stara planina, Serbia Stara planina, Serbia Photo: Dragan Bosnic

    Service Procurement Notice (Serbia)

    30.12.2016

    Consultancy for the delivery of the Scoping Study on Ecosystem Services and their role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation in Serbia - a call announced within the project “Towards Strengthening Conservation Planning in South-Eastern...

  • Logo MoEPP Logo MoEPP Photo: MoEPP

    Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Macedonia joins IUCN

    23.12.2016

    IUCN ECARO is extending a warm welcome to its new member, the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Macedonia (MoEPP). “We believe that by joining IUCN and enhancing our cooperation we will improve our results on the ground related to...

  • Forest with dark tall trees and orange leaves Photo: IUCN / H. Hovhannisyan

    FLEG to FLR transition – a natural fit

    14.12.2016

    Richard Aishton, Senior Programme Manager, ENPI/FLEG Programme at IUCN, makes a case for the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument East Countries Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Program (ENPI-FLEG, or simply FLEG) to transition its focus...

  • Educating the young ones on nature values Educating the young ones on nature values Photo: Green Home

    A boost to cross-border conservation between Albania and Montenegro

    05.12.2016

    National Agency for Protected Areas of Albania and Public Enterprise National Parks of Montenegro signed a cooperation agreement today in Podgorica, deciding to enhance the cross-border cooperation in nature protection. Only the wise use of the biodiversity...

  • Lake Skadar press trip Lake Skadar press trip Photo: INCA

    New zoning plan for Lake Skadar

    18.11.2016

    A new zoning plan that defines the protection levels of the Lake Skadar Nature Managed Reserve (MNR) and enables its effective management was presented beginning of the month in Shkodra. The consultation process was led by the Regional...

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