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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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Policy

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....
Purple dissotis, La Réunion Photo: IUCN Photo Library / © Marie Fischborn

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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