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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Panorama – a new online platform and strong partnership for conservation optimism
What if we could learn from each other’s conservation successes, rather than reinventing the wheel again and again? Panorama allows conservation and development practitioners to share their stories...
IUCN Members elected Councillors to represent the European region during the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, held in Hawai’i from 1 to 10...
Hilde Eggermont, coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform; Jan Olov Westerberg, Director General of the Swedish Museum of Natural History; Jonathan Hughes, Chief Executive of the Scottish...
Subnational governments play a vital role in conserving ecosystems and promoting sustainable development. Cities and regions around the world have...
The World Environmental Hubs (WEH) is a global initiative led by IUCN and the Jeju Government to establish a system for recognising cities and regions which place environmental sustainability,...
EUROPARC Conference, Parc Jura Vaudois, Switzerland, 19 October, 2016
The regular high-school students of the Ecole Secondaire du Vallée de Joux were on their October break, and their classroom was generously made available to the EUROPARC Federation and Parc Jura...
The Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future, presented by the European Commission’s First Vice-President, Frans Timmermans...
According to the European Commission (EC), the results of the mapping of European policies contributing to the SDGs show that current EU (domestic and external) policies address all 17 goals. It was...
Richard Aishton, Senior Programme Manager, ENPI/FLEG Programme reflects on the accomplishments of the European Neighborhood and Partnership...
At the close of 2016, FLEG will be finishing up its work after seven years and two programme phases. Looking back to January 2009, I recall when the first Programme Implementation Framework was...
IUCN ECARO is extending a warm welcome to its new member, the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of Macedonia (MoEPP). “We believe that...
The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning i.e. Administration for Environment, through its sectors for Nature, Waters, Industrial Pollution and Risk Management, Environment and Waste, is the...
A new visitor centre was opened today in Velipoje, aiming to support the development of sustainable tourism in the Buna River Protected Landscape....
Dr. Mauro Ghirotti, Programme coordinator, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, said: “It is very positive and motivating to see that our constant support to safeguard Albanian natural...
The „Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Biodiversity“ (ORF BD) is the latest addition of the ongoing Open Regional Fund Program that is...
During the ORF BD launching event that took place in February 2016 in Belgrade, about 100 participants including high-level government representatives, governmental institutions, academic and...
A new zoning plan that defines the protection levels of the Lake Skadar Nature Managed Reserve (MNR) and enables its effective management was...
The zoning defines what can and cannot happen in geographically delineated subzones of a protected area, defined based on the importance and vulnerability of area’s habitats and ecosystems. The zones...
The sustainable tourism in protected areas is still in its early stages of development in Albania. IUCN Member, the Institute for Nature Conservation...
This area has only recently become known as a touristic destination. It was not easily accessible for years; only seven years ago the sailing boats obtained the permission to enter the area again,...
IUCN welcomes today’s decision by the European Commission not to ‘open’ the EU Nature legislation, but to focus on improving their implementation.
This decision closes a two-year long evidence-based evaluation, which concluded that our European nature laws remain relevant and are fit for purpose. This is in line with IUCN’s policy of non-...

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