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  • In the spotlight:

    Testing phase of LIFE Green List for Natura 2000 project begins

    IUCN is currently carrying out the EU-funded LIFE project – “Improving the performance of the Natura 2000 network through a Green Listing approach” - to determine the feasibility of applying the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard to Natura 2000. As part of the project, participants have begun testing a set of indicators in different sites throughout the Natura 2000 network.

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    IUCN’s 2017 highlights in Europe

    Without doubt, 2017 was an eventful year for IUCN in Europe, providing scientific evidence to support good conservation policy, such new IUCN Red List species assessments, making the case for strengthened action and investment on nature-based solutions, and participating in the EU policy processes related to plastic discards and unsustainable agriculture, two of the most serious threats to Europe’s biodiversity. 2018 continues to march on and now is as good an opportunity as any to reflect on some of the events of last year as well as the achievements of the conservation community in Europe.

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    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, have signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in Marseille.

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    Recognising and Inspiring Conservation Success in Natura 2000

    The conservation of nature is essential for the future of humanity, which requires thriving biodiversity to support a healthy and habitable planet. Well-governed, well-designed and well-managed protected areas are our most effective tools for conserving nature, and these important natural spaces provide a wide range of ecological, socio-economic, cultural and spiritual benefits to our communities.


  • Luc Bas and Phil Hogan shaking hands Photo: European Commission

    Towards sustainable agriculture: supporting the dialogue between farmers and environmentalists


    On Monday 12 November, IUCN and the European Commission organised a participatory round-table on sustainable agriculture, focused on the green architecture of the CAP. Representatives from farmer and environmental organisations met to discuss about...

  • Isle of Vilm, Germany Photo: Trevor Sandwith/IUCN

    Going for Green in Egypt


    The International Nature Conservation Academy on the Island of Vilm in northern Germany was host to a workshop focused on the IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Area over the weekend of 26-27 October. It included the first ever formal meeting of the...

  • Lough Erne, Northern Ireland Lough Erne, Northern Ireland Photo: VideoDrone Ireland

    VIDEO: Using ecosystem-based management at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland


    The Aquacross project brought together researchers and stakeholders connected with Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, to investigate the problem of invasive species threatening biodiversity and restricting recreational uses of the lake. In this video, those...

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