Eastern Europe and Central Asia


  • Mavrovo, Macedonia

    Law on Nature protection prepared in FYR Macedonia


    Within the successfully completed EU IPA funded project "Capacity building for implementation of Natura 2000”, alongside introduction of the concept of the EU ecological network Natura 2000, the new Law on Nature Protection and...

  • Divjaka-Karavasta Nature Park

    The future of Divjaka-Karavasta National Park under threat


    The Mediterranean Wetlands Alliance sent an open letter on the 26th April 2017 to the Prime Minister of Albania, Mr. Edi Rama, and the Minister of Environment, Mr. Lefter Koka, expressing concern about the Master Plan “Resort Divjakë Albania” and its planned...

  • Brown Bear in Montenegro

    A brown bear wakes up in Montenegro


    With the coming of springtime much of the nature wakes up after the period of hibernation. A brown bear (Ursus arctos) is recorded on camera trap in one of the last European virgin forests in National Park Biogradska Gora, northern Montenegro.

  • Launch of BalkaNatureNet


    During the weekend of Earth Day 2017 celebrations, over 80 individuals  gathered in a four-day Forum and launched the BalkaNatureNet, set up to become a transnational meeting point for all individuals working in the...

  • Baltic Sea Day

    The Baltic Sea - the Territory of Sustainable Development


    The 18th International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day", which has already become a traditional event for St. Petersburg, was held on 22-23 March 2017. The main theme of the event was the relationship between sustainable development goals and...

  • Year of Ecology in Russia


    The Russian President has declared 2017 the Year of Ecology. This decision will draw public attention towards environmental issues, support the protection of ecological and biological diversity and reinforce ecological security of the country. The...

  • Ulcinj Salina

    Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction in ECARO


    Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are defined by IUCN as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity...

  • Reintroducing the Goitered Gazelle, Azerbaijan’s once lost wildlife heritage


    Advocating for wildlife conservation, IDEA has taken five endangered animals of Azerbaijan under its supervision – the “Big Five” project: the Goitered Gazelle, the Caucasian Leopard, the Imperial Eagle, the Brown Bear and the Grey Wolf, implementing a number...

  • BFN

    Introducing IUCN’s Member, Biologists for nature conservation


    By reactivating the status of an IUCN member, St. Petersburg charitable public organisation “Biologists for nature conservation” reconnects with the world’s conservation community and main tendencies in the field of environmental protection and management....

  • The oldest protected area in Central Asia celebrates its 90th anniversary


    Several events were held in Kazakhstan to celebrate the history of the Aksu-Zhabagly Nature Reserve - from the international scientific conference “From the Strict Nature Reserve to the Biosphere Reserve” organized by the Committee for Forestry and WildLife,...


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