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  • In the spotlight:

    Recognising and Inspiring Conservation Success in Natura 2000

    Protected areas play an important role in biodiversity protection in Europe. EU Member States are required to effectively manage the Natura 2000 network of protected areas to achieve ‘Favourable Conservation Status’ of priority species and habitats. In this context, the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard will hopefully provide a benchmark of excellence.

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  • Plastic bucket on beach

    EU Plastics Strategy positive but requires implementation


    IUCN welcomes the EU Plastics Strategy launched today, encourages all public and private actors to ensure its swift and adequate implementation, and looks forward to the European Union continuing to lead global action to tackle the marine plastic litter...

  • Bridge in Greece

    SDGs and environment sidelined in EU budget debate


    This week EU officials, ministers and experts debated the next EU budget in a high-level conference. Although the event was called ‘Shaping our future’, disappointingly nature and the environment received only passing mentions.

  • The invisible oil spill


    Plastic is everywhere, polluting our waters, choking marine wildlife, and even in our food and water. I’ve seen plastics in every ocean I’ve dived in. It is a problem of global proportions but an ambitious EU Plastics Strategy can create vital momentum.

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