The European Regional Office in Brussels represents IUCN at the EU level and works with the European Members to help deliver the Union’s goals.


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  • African elephants at a watering hole Travel restrictions and closures of protected areas in many countries in response to the COIVD-19 pandemic have led to dramatic losses of income from tourism for many local communities living in or near such areas. The BIOPAMA and Save our Species grants will provide critical and urgently needed support to such communities. Photo: Paul Funston

    Six million Euros made available for conservation action to counter COVID-19 impacts


    Gland, Switzerland, 4 August 2020 (IUCN) – A total of six million Euros in emergency relief funding to address biodiversity conservation needs brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic is being made available by the International Union for Conservation of Nature...

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    IUCN Global Standard for NbS



  • Business and biodiversity platform in India Photo: IUCN India

    New IUCN paper examines key success factors for building effective business platforms


    To accelerate meaningful conservation action and partnerships with the private sector, a new paper published today examines the key success factors and challenges across nine IUCN-backed business and biodiversity platforms.

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Biodiversity Conservation

The natural world relies on a diversity of organisms to keep it in balance, healthy and thriving. To ensure we protect and nourish this biodiversity it is imperative that we gather and disseminate essential knowledge that can empower people, industries and governments and help them live...
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The IUCN European Regional Office provides vital linkages between IUCN (including its Members, National Committees, scientific Commissions and the global Secretariat) and key EU institutions and other public and private actors with regional headquarters in Brussels....
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Europe overseas

From the poles to the tropics, the European Union (EU) includes 34 overseas entities: 9 Outermost Regions (ORs) and 25 Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). Most of the EU’s biodiversity is located in these overseas countries and territories.


Urban-Rural split. Oslo, Norway Photo: Ricky Leong

Nature-based solutions

Europe faces enormous challenges in the years to come. These challenges include adapting to climate change and enhancing our resilience to natural disasters, providing food to more than 500 million people, increasing our water and air quality, protecting biodiversity, tackling socio-...
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