Europe Overseas Program
Europe Overseas - EU Outermost Regions (ORs) and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) - hosts 80% of the European biodiversity, 6% of globally theatened species, 7% of coral reefs: it is of international importance.
It is home to 5.8 million European citizens. These populations are particularly dependent on healthy ecosystems for their livelihood and adaptation to climate change. However, they often remain overlooked in terms of environmental policies as well as funding.
Recognizing the particular situation and specific needs of Europe Overseas, IUCN developed and implements a program to address these needs.
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The Andros West Side National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the Western Atlantic/Caribbean region, located in the Astros Island, the Bahamas. It was first established in 2002 under management of The Bahamas National Trust and it encompasses areas of significant wetlands, extensive mangroves, and pine upland habitats that support exceptional natural systems on Andros. The Andros West Side National Park is also the home of the national bird of the Bahamas, the endangered West Indian flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber ruber). …
17 Sep 2014 | Fact sheet
A research conducted between 2012 and 2014 not only values the ecosystem services provided by the three islands’ natural world, but produces reports and policy briefs for decision-makers with guidance on how to maintain these values for the benefit of the economy. …
26 Aug 2014 | Article
Islands are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. They are often densely populated, yet face rising sea levels, water scarcity and natural disasters such as storms and floods. But regional governments and island states also have ample opportunities to lead on both adaptation and mitigation and are often already doing so. …
02 Jul 2014 | News story
IUCN and the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) entered into an agreement on June 20 declaring their commitment to collaborate on initiatives related to sustainable development, particularly in advancing the concept of a green economy. …
23 Jun 2014 | News story
05 Jun 2014 | News story