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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On 27 February, EUSTAFOR (the European State Forest Association) hosted a seminar on forestry values, bringing together experts, policy makers and...
Forests have an important role to play in addressing the climate change related challenges, through carbon sequestration, and adaptation, through for example flood risk and erosion prevention. In...
Azerbaijan is upgrading and expanding the Gizilaghaj State Reserve to become a National Park and will include the first Marine Protected Area (MPA)...
The State Reserve in south-eastern Azerbaijan was created in 1929 for the purpose of protecting migrant, swamp and wild birds, and was declared a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar...
Analysis of the diversity, distribution, and status of odonates in Europe
The global diversity of odonates is estimated to about 7000 species, of which a total of 143 species of dragonflies and damselflies live in the freshwater ecosystems (e.g. lakes, ponds, rivers) of...
Freshwater habitat encounters alarming acidification and phosphorus pollution
Research has shown that habitat quality of different species in different ecosystems has deteriorated rapidly during the last century. Such habitat degradation has contributed to the extinction of...
IUCN took part in a debate on 20 February on plastics and their role within a circular economy. Participants agreed that the EU Plastics Strategy is...
IUCN participated in the initial plenary discussion after opening addresses by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, and other senior officials from the European...
Dr Jan Čeřovský, a leading Czech botanist and nature conservationist, and a former Vice President of IUCN, passed away on 7 September at the age of...
Dr Čeřovský was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1930. From an early age, he demonstrated a particular interest in the natural environment, and at 17 became a member of the Czech Botanical Society...
A three-day practical workshop on “Nature-based Solutions (NbS) for Flood Prevention in South-Eastern Europe”, organized jointly by the German...
During the workshop, participants from government institutions, NGO sector and the academia from South East Europe (SEE) familiarised themselves with global polices and developments related to Nature...
IUCN has signed a new framework agreement with France for 2017-2020, which aims to support the Union’s work to conserve the planet’s biodiversity and...
The new agreement focuses on improving the protection and management of the oceans, islands and coasts, conserving ecosystems to combat climate change, reducing the negative impacts of business...
The LIFE European Red List project currently develops European Red Lists for five species groups, namely bryophytes, pteridophytes, saproxylic...
Overview: Pteridophytes (ferns and lycopods) Saproxylic beetles Trees and shrubs Bryophytes (mosses, hornworts and liverworts) Terrestrial Molluscs Pteridophytes (ferns and lycopods): We all...
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...
Pierre-Yves Cousteau Marine plastic is a subject that is close to my heart. My father explored the world for 50 years and documented the health of marine life. Diving into his work, I have seen how...
A national level governance assessment was recently held in Tbilisi, Georgia, with IUCN leading a three-day workshop convening key stakeholders in...
The objective of the Governance of protected and conserved areas in Georgia workshop, held in October 2017, was threefold: To support a review of the protected area governance system in Georgia; to...
Georgia, located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, has renewed its  commitment to join the IUCN Green list programme in 2018.
The IUCN Green List team recently gave a thorough introduction of the new Global Programme to David Markozashvili, chairman of the Agency of Protected Areas (APA) of Georgia, and Ekaterine Grigalava...

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