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IUCN’s European region covers the European continent, North and Central Asia and includes the overseas entities of European Union countries. Representing one third of the global membership, this is IUCN’s largest programmatic region.

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“Influence, encourage and assist societies in Europe to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.”

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European Protected Areas of key importance in the global context

Protected areas are the foundation of life, harbouring resilient ecosystems which are the basis of livelihoods worldwide. Rather than being a luxury, these vital areas have benefits far beyond their boundaries, providing us with economic benefits and nature-based solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as climate change, health, disaster prevention, and food and water security. Apart from their intrinsic value, they are also one of the best investments that we can make to ensure a sustainable future for our planet and for humanity itself. …  

02 Oct 2014 | News story

Berlin

Berlin – The value of green spaces for a sustainable future

The film 'Berlin - A thriving city embraces its green spaces', highlights how essential Berlin’s green spaces are for the high quality of life of its citizens. …  

01 Oct 2014 | News story

Luc Bas, Director, IUCN EU Representative Office

Will the new EU Commission assure Europe’s leadership on sustainable development?

IUCN EU Representative Office's Director Luc Bas reflects on the likely impact of the new European Commission line-up on the EU's environment policy for the coming five years. …  

17 Sep 2014 | News story

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Plant and animal species of importance for nature conservation in the EU

This is the title of a new publication that introduces the species inhabiting Serbia that are of importance for biodiversity conservation in Europe, indicating the need for international commitment for their protection. It provides basic information on plant and animal species whose presence can assure the protection of a certain site under the Natura 2000 network. …  

11 Sep 2014 | News story

Green Belt around the Spanish city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, currently the Green Capital of Europe

The results are in: 95% of Europeans value environmental protection

The 2014 Eurobarometer survey, conducted by the European Commission to monitor changes in public opinion in the EU, showed an overwhelmingly positive reaction to environmental issues from European citizens. Of the 28,000 individuals in 28 countries polled, 95% value the environment and believe that more can be done to promote its protection. Pollution was a main concern – 56% and 50% of people surveyed are worried about air and water pollution respectively, but many were also concerned about the sustainable use of natural resources. …  

08 Sep 2014 | News story

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European protected areas: Why do they matter in the global context?
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