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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Ivane Kupradze from Borjomi, Georgia dreamt of becoming a ranger since he was a little boy. Hiking trips with his grandfather inspired him to...
Now Ivane is a ranger in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park in southern Georgia, and is in charge of securing and monitoring the territory, managing rangers and creating their action plan. “...
GrowGreen is a project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation to create climate and water resilient, healthy, and...
Cities across Europe are facing issues such as flooding, drought and heat stress that will become increasingly challenging with climate change. High quality green spaces and waterbodies are...
Gathering around 600 delegates from 56 countries, the Eighth Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference was held 8-10 June in Georgia. It has...
IUCN was one of the first organizations to recognize the role of nature in tackling ever growing world challenges such as climate change or ensuring food, nutrition and water security, and to...
IUCN welcomes the EU Plastics Strategy launched today, encourages all public and private actors to ensure its swift and adequate implementation, and...
Plastic debris causes enormous problems within the marine environment. The slow degradation of large plastic items into microplastic particles (smaller than 1 to 5 mm), which spread over long...
The project Spurring INnovations for Forest ECosystem SERvices in Europe (SINCERE) aims to support the provision of forest ecosystem services by...
Forests are one of the most important natural resources in Europe and provide various valuable forest ecosystem services like wood production, biodiversity provision, recreational services and carbon...
Target 2 of the EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020 is to maintain and restore ecosystems and their services. IUCN, in partnership with the Institute...
Ecosystem services are the range of goods and services that healthy ecosystems provide and thus contribute to society’s well-being. However, many of Europe’s ecosystems are being degraded or...
Europe faces enormous challenges in the years to come. These challenges include adapting to climate change and enhancing our resilience to natural...
Nature-based solutions are interventions which use nature and the natural functions of healthy ecosystems to tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. These types of solutions help to...
This week EU officials, ministers and experts debated the next EU budget in a high-level conference. Although the event was called ‘Shaping our...
On 8-9 January the European Commission organised a conference on the EU’s long-term budget for post-2020, called the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The Commission plans to present its...
The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries host a very large share of our planet’s biodiversity. The BIOPAMA (Biodiversity and Protected...
The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management Programme (BIOPAMA) aims to improve the long-term conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP)...
To mark the end of the BEST Preparatory Action, the European Commission is organising a full-day conference on 28 November 2017 in Brussels with...
During the conference, participants will reflect on the three stages of BEST Preparatory Action and two grant mechanisms, which has included nine calls for project proposals since 2011 and provided...
IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group links landscapes, reducing fragmentation and enabling migratory flows essential to a...
Specialist Group Leader  Gary Tabor   IUCN WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group TOR 2017-2020 Visit the Conservation Corridor site for more information on...
Brussels, 3 October 2017 – A new study published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology, and co-authored by several IUCN scientists, identifies...
The study, led by BirdLife Europe and Central Asia, ranks more than 1,300 species according to their potential threat to EU biodiversity and prioritises 207 species for urgent risk assessment based...

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