Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Contributing to a sustainable future in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia, IUCN ECARO focuses on good governance, long-term protection of biodiversity and sustainable use of natural resources



  • Photo: IUCN/Boris Erg

    Towards a Greener Agenda for the Western Balkans


    Western Balkans hosts rich biodiversity, including many threatened, rare and endemic species, and relatively large unspoiled ecosystems. From nature we get food and water, energy and medicine, climate regulation support, and disaster risk mitigation, among...

  • Ohrid Lake, North Macedonia Photo: IUCN/Boris Erg

    Request for proposals_Protected areas management consultancy services, North Macedonia


    IUCN seeks applications from qualified individuals with protected areas management experience in the Western Balkans to serve as the key expert on a project aiming to enhance the management of two sites in North Macedonia.

  • Yurts in the mountains, Kazakhstan Photo: Shutterstock Aureliy

    The power of best practice nexus cases


    How can the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus support an expansion of development possibilities in times of increasing competition over water, energy and food resources?

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