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NatCap17
As leaders from business, government and the conservation community prepare to demonstrate the latest advances to value and measure natural capital...
IUCN Director General Inger Andersen will outline the action required in her keynote speech at the World Forum on Natural Capital, being held for the third time in Edinburgh, UK, on 27-28 November...
Siim Kissler, Minister of Environment, Estonia, EU Presidency, discusses ways to scale up the use of nature based solutions in Europe and thanks IUCN for the support provided
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...
Bialowieza Forest, Poland
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ordered Poland to cease logging in the ancient Białowieża forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
Yesterday (20 November), the Court upheld its temporary ban on active forest management in the area issued on 27 July, arguing that Poland’s active management techniques are likely to cause lasting...
MEPs voting in a European Parliament plenary
IUCN welcomes today’s Resolution from the European Parliament on the EU Action Plan for Nature, People and the Economy and joins the Parliament in...
During the debate, Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella stressed that the Action Plan is not enough, as it needs to be implemented before it can be considered sufficient. “We still need...
Dr Malin Rivers, Rio Botanic Gardens
Plants are the cornerstone of life, providing oxygen, shelter, food and medicine for humans and animals alike. In this interview with Dr Malin Rivers...
This is the fourth of a series of interviews with our Red List Species Assessors currently involved in IUCN’s LIFE European Red Lists project. In this edition, our interviewee is a tree expert but...
Walking in a park
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...
Airfield Berlin
Effective conservation cannot be confined to remote and pristine natural areas, but should be holistic and include all relevant actors and...
Local and regional governments play a crucial role in supporting the implementation of the objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and many...
Trevor Sandwith Director, Global Protected Areas Programme Trevor leads IUCN’s Global Programme on Protected Areas which consists of a small secretariat staff based in headquarters in...
Plastic bucket on beach
Brussels, 8 November 2017 (IUCN) - A new IUCN Europe report shows that a number of policy initiatives are already in place to protect our oceans from...
By 2050, an estimated 99% of sea birds will have ingested plastic. Plastic does not biodegrade once in the ocean but instead breaks down into microplastics that are now found in most marine waters...
Outlet glaciers and the wetland of Þjórsárver, Iceland.
After many years of lobbying by Icelandic and international experts from WCPA, the Icelandic Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Björt...
The Order for the change in status of the protected area explains that "The objective of the enhanced protection is to ensure an extensive and effective protection of the nature of...
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...
As part of the project a Green List Training Workshop and an Assessment Workshop will be organised. At the Green List Training Workshop, scientists and experts will be trained in applying the IUCN...

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