Europe

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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...
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...
Bryophytes, which include liverworts, mosses and hornworts, are among the oldest terrestrial plants on Earth. They react to changes in their...
This is the sixth of a series of interviews with our Red List Species Assessors involved in IUCN’s European Red Lists LIFE project. Our interviewee is a bryophyte expert, but future interviews will...
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found that the ‘greening’ of direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been...
Green direct payments were introduced under the last reform of the CAP, in 2013, and account for around one third of EU countries’ direct payment budgets. To be eligible, they require farmers to...
THE IUCN WCPA Cultural and Spiritual Values Specialist Group work on all aspects of cultural and spiritual values that promote the protection of the...
Specialist Group Co-leaders: Bas VERSCHUUREN Edwin BERNBAUM The cultural and spiritual significance of nature in protected and conserved areas (CSVPA) refers to the values that...
By Ignacio Palomo How can we manage a large protected area system with reduced public funding resources and new challenges arising from multiple...
With 28% of its terrestrial surface protected, Spain is a biodiversity hotspot in the Mediterranean and worldwide. However, many coverage deficiencies still exist, as well as the need to...
Cerbère-Banyuls Natural Marine Reserve is located on the Catalan coast of Southern France in Languedoc-Roussillon in the Midi-Pyrénées. It’s a small...
Cerbère is a commune that relies on tourism, so they wanted to get the local community involved and continue to let people to come enjoy its beauty, without harming the environment. The local...
Today, the European Commission unveiled its strategy for the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which calls for more environmentally...
Some elements of the non-legislative communication appear positive, such as the Commission’s call for EU countries to consider Management Plans for the European Network of Protected Areas Natura 2000...
The European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have invested €60 million in the Biodiversity and Protected...
The BIOPAMA Programme, which commenced in 2011, delivers high-quality data on the status of protected areas, poaching, illegal logging and many other issues in African, Caribbean and Pacific...
In our search for better management of natural capital, cities are where the difference can be made. City authorities often show genuine leadership...
The extensive green spaces found in many cities are often part of an integrated network that links them to forests and other natural ecosystems far outside the city. To ensure this interconnectivity...
National and regional government officials as well as representatives from the European Commission, business and civil society took part in a panel...
Nature-based solutions are a key pillar of IUCN’s global work stemming from the realisation that important societal and economic opportunities can accrue from restoring, better managing and more...

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