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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27 Mar 2015 | News story
IUCN joins other leading conservation groups in congratulating the British Government for its decision to create the world’s largest marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands, a UK Overseas Territory (OT) in the South Pacific. …
19 Mar 2015 | News story
In its State of the Environment Report 2015 just released, the European Environment Agency highlights improvements while pointing out that Europe is not on track to meet its environmental goals. More ambitious policies and actions are needed to address the challenges. …
05 Mar 2015 | News story
IUCN has teamed up with a coalition of leading marine conservation organisations to urge the British Government to safeguard the maritime zones of the UK’s overseas territories by creating three of the largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in the world. …
20 Feb 2015 | News story
There’s good news for biodiversity conservation in the millions of square kilometres of land and ocean that make up European Union (EU) Overseas Countries and Territories with the launch of a grants fund of over €6 million to be coordinated by IUCN. …
10 Feb 2015 | News story