Eastern Europe and Central Asia


  • Golden snub-nosed monkey, Hubei Shennongjia, China

    Wilderness areas are fast declining and World Heritage can protect them, says IUCN report


    New guidance launched today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) urges the World Heritage Convention to better conserve wilderness areas, and large landscapes and seascapes, as they are increasingly threatened, including by climate...

  • National portal of protected areas launched in Montenegro


    The CGIS Bioportal of Montenegro is the most up to date and complete source of information on protected areas in the country. Launched by the Agency for Environmental Protection of Montenegro on the 25th May, it is now a publicly available online platform...

  • Vaquitas in the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico

    Mexican World Heritage site is in danger as vaquita faces extinction, according to IUCN


    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends in-danger status for Mexico’s World Heritage-listed Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, after a mission confirmed the vaquita – the smallest and most endangered species of...

  • Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire (c) IUCN Youssouph Diedhiou

    IUCN says Ivorian park should come off World Heritage ‘danger list’ as chimps make comeback


    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recommends withdrawing in-danger status from Comoé National Park in Côte d’Ivoire after seeing chimps and elephants return to the park. IUCN also recommends the Landscapes of Dauria in Russia and...

  • Qinghai Hoh Xil, China - Chimed Ochir Bazarsad

    IUCN recommends listing key habitats for species conservation as World Heritage


    The advisory body on natural World Heritage, IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature, recommends World Heritage status for three sites nominated for their outstanding natural value. IUCN also recommends danger-listing for the Cerrado Protected...

  • Ecosystem solutions

    Scoping Studies on Ecosystem Services for DRR and CCA


    As part of the ongoing efforts to strengthen application of Nature based Solutions in South Eastern Europe ECARO is conducting two Scoping Studies on Ecosystem Services and their role in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, one for Albania...

  • 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...

  • 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...


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