European Union

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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...
A key part of the LIFE Green List for N2K project is testing the application of the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard Indicators – which were...
You can use the name or code of each site to find out more about it using the Natura 2000 Network Viewer. Austria Lendspitz-Maiernigg (AT2130000) Ennstal zwischen Liezen und Niederstuttern (...
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...
The LIFE Green List for N2K project relies on protected area experts to help adapt and test the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard for the...
Refocusing the objectives of protected areas: An interview with Natura 2000 expert Wolfgang Suske
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: “...
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 (18:30 - 20:30h), Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and IUCN Reception on the Post-2020 Biodiversity...
Photo: IUCN and Bulgarian EU Presidency   Only two years before 2020, it is time to start discussing the European post-2020 biodiversity framework. Following...
Tuesday, 5 June 2018 (16:00-17:30), EDD Auditorium: From Risks to Rights: Enhancing environmental and gender equality outcomes with gender-responsive...
Gender and environment linkages exist across sectors, with diverse implications for development at all levels, in all countries. Gender gaps inhibit full, effective, equitable and efficient...
Gender equality and women’s empowerment is a prerequisite to effective conservation, climate action and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (...
At this year’s European Development Days (EDD), which was entirely dedicated to gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration...
Without doubt, 2017 was an eventful year for IUCN in Europe, providing scientific evidence to support good conservation policy, such new IUCN Red...
2018 continues to march on and now is as good an opportunity as any to reflect on some of the events of last year as well as the achievements of the conservation community in Europe. These and other...
The IUCN European Regional Office organised on 16 and 17 November a Green List Training Workshop. At the workshop, scientists and experts received training on applying the IUCN Green List...
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 Switzerland,...
Unsustainable farming is the largest threat to Europe’s unique biodiversity and the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) makes up the largest part of...
Currently, the CAP direct payments are designed to provide EU farmers with a safety net against volatile market prices. A smaller proportion of the payments is allocated to farmers for taking...

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