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The LIFE European Red List project relies on species experts to determine the extinction risk of each species. In order to promote the project, a...
Our Red List Species Assessors: an interview with Benoȋt Dodelin, Saproxylic Beetle Expert Our Red List Species Assessors: Exploring the world of bryophytes with Manuela Sim-Sim...
European Honeybee
The annual European Bee and Pollination Week is an opportunity for the European community to reflect on one of its smallest but valuable contributors...
Split into three panels, IUCN contributed to the second panel with a presentation on “Pollinators in the EU: an opportunity for Action.” IUCN recalled that last year the European Parliament urged the...
Malta, 31 May 2017 – Representatives of European Member States, the European Commission marine specialists and stakeholders convened with IUCN and...
The conference, “Marine Protected Areas: Initiatives and Opportunities,” exchanged best practices, case studies, and views on the opportunities offered by Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in addressing...
Białowieża Forest, Poland
An IUCN advisory mission was invited by the State Party of Poland to the Białowieża Forest this month to develop recommendations regarding how the...
Covering an area of over 141,000 hectares and stretching across the border between Poland and Belarus, the Białowieża Forest World Heritage site may be threatened by a tripling of the logging limit...
Bialowieza Forest, Poland and Belarus
The World Heritage Committee has requested Poland to submit, by February 2017, an evaluation of impacts of forest management within Bialowieza Forest...
“IUCN’s recent mission is a crucial step towards defining future action to support Bialowieza’s conservation,” says Cyril Kormos, Vice Chair for World Heritage at IUCN’s World Commission on Protected...
Urban park
Enabling Green and Blue Infrastructure Potential in Complex Social-Ecological Regions (ENABLE) is a project funded by BiodivERsA that adopts a unique...
In an increasingly urbanised world, green and blue infrastructure (GBI) has the potential to tackle multiple environmental and social challenges, such as human well-being, social inequality,...
Protected areas are a universal approach to nature conservation and play an important role in biodiversity protection in Europe. According to the EU...
"Improving the performance of the Natura 2000 network through a Green Listing approach (LIFE Green List for N2K)" is a project funded by the European Commission, which aims to adapt the IUCN...
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...
The North American muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus)
Following the opinion of the Committee on Invasive Alien Species (IAS), the European Commission adopted yesterday 12 new species onto the EU’s list...
IAS are species that have been introduced or escaped into areas outside of their natural range through human intervention and have negative impacts upon biodiversity, ecosystem services or human...
Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus)
The European Habitats Forum (EHF) assembles leading European nature conservation organisations to provide advice on the implementation and future...
The European Union has committed to a target for biodiversity: ‘To halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystem services in the EU by 2020 and restore them in so far as possible...
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...
More about the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard: IUCN Green List The Green List Standard The Standard implementation and User Manual

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