European Union

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IUCN took part in a debate on 20 February on plastics and their role within a circular economy. Participants agreed that the EU Plastics Strategy is...
IUCN participated in the initial plenary discussion after opening addresses by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, and other senior officials from the European...
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,...
Dr Jan Čeřovský, a leading Czech botanist and nature conservationist, and a former Vice President of IUCN, passed away on 7 September at the age of...
Dr Čeřovský was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1930. From an early age, he demonstrated a particular interest in the natural environment, and at 17 became a member of the Czech Botanical Society...
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 lycopods): We all...
Plastic is everywhere, polluting our waters, choking marine wildlife, and even in our food and water. I’ve seen plastics in every ocean I’ve dived in...
Pierre-Yves Cousteau Marine plastic is a subject that is close to my heart. My father explored the world for 50 years and documented the health of marine life. Diving into his work, I have seen how...
The IUCN European Regional Office organised on 16 and 17 November a Green List Training Workshop (below right). At the workshop, scientists and experts received training on applying the IUCN Green...
The main goal of this project is to determine the feasibility of applying the IUCN Green List Sustainability Standard to Natura 2000 sites. IUCN wants to involve as many interested stakeholders as...
IUCN invites Natura 2000 sites managers to apply for participation in the testing phase of the ‘Green List for N2K’ project. Deadline for application...
        Project name: Improving the performance of the Natura 2000 network through a Green Listing approach ‘Green List for N2K’ (LIFE16 PRE BE 001) Who should apply: Natura 2000 sites...
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 'Recognising and Inspiring Conservation Success in Natura 2000: Launch of the LIFE Green List for Natura 2000 Project' Open Call for the testing and application of the...
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...
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...

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