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  • Luc Bas Reception Bulgaria EU Presidency Biodiversity Nature 2020 Luc Bas, Director of the IUCN European Regional Office. Photo: Marc Hall/IUCN

    IUCN holds second stakeholder debate on biodiversity post-2020 with Bulgarian EU Presidency

    14.06.2018

    On 13 June 2018, IUCN and the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council hosted a reception at the IUCN European Regional Office in Brussels on the future of nature protection in Europe after 2020.

  • European Development Days 2018 IUCN Gender Photo: European Development Days

    Putting women and girls at the heart of conservation and climate action

    08.06.2018

    Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a prerequisite to effective conservation, climate action and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). International agreements on biodiversity (CBD), sustainable development (Agenda 2030) and—most recently—...

  • Bear Finland IUCN 2017 Europe Photo: Shutterstock

    IUCN’s 2017 highlights in Europe

    04.06.2018

    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...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020

    18.05.2018

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

  • Swiss EAGL May 2018 Photo: IUCN/Jenny Kelleher

    The Swiss EAGL has landed

    17.05.2018

    The IUCN Green List for Protected and Conserved Areas made an important step forward in its implementation with the inauguration of the Swiss Expert Assessment Groups – Green List (EAGL) in Gland, at IUCN's headquarters on May 8th 2018.

  • Man woman planting beetroot community garden Photo: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

    Redirecting EU CAP payments to sustainable farming

    04.05.2018

    Unsustainable farming is the largest threat to Europe’s unique biodiversity and the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) makes up the largest part of the EU budget. That is why EU policymakers need to ensure that direct payments under the next CAP are awarded...

  • Tigray rangelands in Ethiopia Tigray rangelands in Ethiopia  Photo: Jonathan Davies

    Worsening land degradation undermining human well-being worldwide, experts warn

    30.04.2018

    The pervasive nature and scale of land degradation is currently undermining the well-being of two fifths of humanity, according to an IUCN co-authored assessment of global land degradation and restoration.

  • Dmitry Telnov, photograph saproxylic longicorn beetle Dmitry Telnov photographing the rare and protected saproxylic longicorn beetle Ergates faber, in Latvia, 2007. Photo: R. Matrozis

    ‘Beetles selected me’: An interview with Red List assessor Dmitry Telnov

    12.04.2018

    Saproxylic beetles are beetles which depend on dead and decaying wood for at least part of their lifecycle. It is estimated that there are thousands of different saproxylic beetle species in Europe, performing a variety of significant roles within ecosystems...

  • Bluebells in Hallerbos, Belgium Photo: mj - tim photography/Shutterstock

    IUCN launches Green List for Natura 2000 stakeholder consultation

    09.04.2018

    IUCN is inviting interested stakeholders to participate in a public consultation for the ‘Green List for N2K’ project. The aim of the consultation is to collect feedback on the IUCN Green List Adapted Indicators for Natura 2000 sites. The deadline is 7 May...

  • Cyriaque Sendashonga FFA Cyriaque Sendashonga (second from right) at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture, Brussels, 27 March 2018 Photo: Marc Hall/IUCN

    Food systems depend on health of natural world, IUCN emphasises at future of farming debate

    27.03.2018

    European and global food systems will only be able to continue delivering if the natural world is in a healthy condition, IUCN’s Global Director for Policy, Cyriaque Sendashonga, said on Tuesday (27 March) during a major event in Brussels on the future of...

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