Europe

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “Europe” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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Strengthening NGOs: partnerships for energy, forestry and recycling
Concerns on the pressures affecting ecosystem and rural communities’ resilience are increasing across the European continent. The excessive use of wood biomass combined with low energy efficiency are...
  Conservation experts from all over the world gathered for the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” conference, which took place in Hainburg/Donau-Auen National Park, Austria from 28-31...
Bridging science and policy with the BiodivERsA network
Successful conservation requires sound priority setting and decision-making based on the best available science. Science-policy interfaces are social processes, which encompass relations between...
Investing in natural capital and the restoration of the natural functions of ecosystems offers a high return for regional economic development, human...
To address this concern, IUCN promotes the sound management of ecosystems through the wider application of the nature-based solutions approach to use ecosystems through restoration and conservation,...
The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign (EBBC) is dedicated to helping businesses recognise the many ways in which they are connected to...
The EBBC provides information and tools on how to integrate biodiversity concerns in business models. Funded under the LIFE Programme of the EU, the EBBC is a joint initiative of the Global Nature...
In December 2015, conservation experts gathered in Helsinki, Finland, for the 2015 IUCN Regional Conservation Forum for Europe, North & Central Asia. Together, they have shaped the future of...
Historically, large carnivores had seen their numbers and distribution decline dramatically, mainly as a consequence of human activity. However, in...
This revival is mainly due to favourable national and international legislation such as the EU Habitats Directive, adopted some 20 years ago, which protects the European large carnivore species to...
IUCN dedicates an entire programme to the overseas countries and territories of the EU, where most of the EU’s biodiversity is located. These nine Outermost Regions and 25 Overseas Countries and...
Governments worldwide have promised to save biodiversity by 2010. While it is their responsibility to achieve this, they need the help of all stakeholders in this challenge. Countdown 2010 has united...
Illegal trade in animals and plants has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, threatening the local extinction of populations. Sadly, the...
Wildlife trafficking, the illegal cross-border trade in animals and plants, has transformed into one of the largest transnational organised criminal activities alongside drug trafficking, arms and...
Protected areas are defined geographical spaces which are managed in order to ensure their long term conservation, providing us with invaluable...
In Europe, the Natura 2000 network of protected areas is the centerpiece of EU nature and biodiversity policy, established under the Habitats and Birds Directives. It covers 18% of Europe’s land and...
Realizing the green economy Nature provides the resources which are essential to our survival and our economy. Natural resources are the heart of companies’ productivity. Preserving these resources...

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