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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Who we are Since its creation in 1948, IUCN has been engaging business to help conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and...
The IUCN World Heritage Panel recently gathered in Gland, Switzerland to review eight natural areas nominated for potential inscription on the World...
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the official advisor on nature under the World Heritage Convention, and makes recommendations to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on...
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Photo: IUCN IUCN European Region Annual Report 2017 Download this publication   Photo: IUCN Annual Report 2016: IUCN...
Lake Ohrid is Europe’s oldest lake, straddling the mountainous border between southwestern Macedonia (FYR) and eastern Albania. It was formed by...
A new video ‘Pearl in a Plastic Bag’ and an animated video ‘Message from the Ohrid trout‘ are part of a awareness raising campaign marked by various community activities as well as cleaning up of...
The European Red List is a review of the status of European species according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines. It identifies those species...
Funded by the European Commission since 2006, the European Red List is compiled by IUCN’s Global Species Programme in collaboration with the Species Survival Commission and other partners and...
The main goal of this project is to determine the feasibility of applying the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard to Natura 2000 sites. IUCN wants to involve as many interested stakeholders as...
Conservation of biological diversity is a specific, yet crucial, part of the wider all-encompassing umbrella of environmental protection. With the...
Established under the Regional Working Group on Environment (RWG Env), of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), the Biodiversity Task Force (BD TF) is working on strengthening its mandate to gather...
Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation and play an important role in biodiversity protection in Europe. According to the EU...
Latest News Visual story: 'Testing phase of LIFE Green List for Natura 2000 project begins' Visual story: 'Recognising and Inspiring Conservation Success in Natura 2000: Launch of the LIFE Green...
Over the years, IUCN or the Panel has released a number of statements and public letters on various topics and concerns related to the potential...
Public Statement / Letter Subject From To Reply Public statement dated 17 May 2018 (English and Russian) Acoustic monitoring during Sakhalin Energy's 2018 seismic survey Western...
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...
Representatives from IUCN, Bulgaria, the European Commission and the Natura 2000 Users’ Forum gave keynote speeches, and these were followed by discussion amongst participants, which included...
Photo: W. Palm Bch. Fishing Club, 2012 The Snapper, Seabream, and Grunt Specialist Group (SSG SG) works to achieve global conservation and sustainable use of...
Join us on 5 June for an afternoon of incisive discussion on Investing in Nature, exploring new policy developments with senior panel speakers.
Photo: IUCN Photo: EIB Photo: CPIC   The discussion will focus on two topics: “...

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