Completed projects

Butterfly feeding

Bridging science and policy with the BiodivERsA network

Successful conservation requires sound priority setting and decision-making based on the best available science. Science-policy interfaces are social processes, which encompass relations between scientists and other actors in the policy process, and which allow for exchanges, co-evolution, and joint construction of knowledge with the aim of enriching decision-making at different scales. …  

15 Apr 2013 | Project completed

Powered by nature award

Powered by Nature awards

The Earth is blessed with energy in abundance. In thousands of years, humans have discovered many different ways to harvest the energy provided by nature. We learned to use the power of the wind, the heat of the sun, the waves of the ocean. We learned to burn ancient plant matter, and we learned about the consequences of doing so. It’s time to explore new ways to address energy challenges, get people involved across borders and work together to build awareness and effect change. …  

04 Mar 2013 | Project completed
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Wood sculptures

IUCN-UPM: realizing the green economy

Nature provides the resources which are essential to our survival and our economy. Natural resources are the heart of companies’ productivity. Preserving these resources and using them sustainably is crucial for businesses’ long-term sustainability. IUCN has partnered with UPM, a large pulp and paper manufacturing and timber company based in Finland, to establish indicators and standards for incorporating biodiversity conservation into the company’s business model.   …  

13 Dec 2012 | Project completed
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Borjomi Forest

Piloting the Forest Landscape Restoration Approach

In Georgia, the area covered by forests is approximately 2.8 million hectares which is about 40% of the country’s territory. Forest plays an essential role in the economic and social life of the country. The relationship between people and the natural resources of a landscape, they live in, is a complex one. People can depend heavily on their surrounding resources for subsistence aspects of their daily life. …  

13 Dec 2012 | Project completed
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Recycling Bins

Strengthening NGOs: partnerships for energy, forestry and recycling

Concerns on the pressures affecting ecosystem and rural communities’ resilience are increasing across the European continent. The excessive use of wood biomass combined with low energy efficiency are some of the factors responsible for this trend. Export of illegally harvested raw timber, the unsustainable use of natural resources and limited recycling options exacerbate an already tenuous situation. …  

30 Jan 2012 | Project completed
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Heron colony

Building capacities for conservation action

The long term objective of the project is to improve capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and government agencies in Serbia and Montenegro responsible for the implementation of conservation policies and actions. The importance of institutions and CSOs working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable development is increasingly recognized. To ensure effective participation in this process, their resources including knowledge, skills and experience in implementing actions for achieving policy objectives should be correspondingly improved. …  

05 Jan 2012 | Project completed


New Approaches to Protected Areas Governance in the South Caucasus

Supporting and increasing public participation in Protected Areas management and introducing new governance approaches will contribute to sustainable natural resource use and reduce/eliminate existing and potential latent or open conflicts. …  

10 Nov 2011 | Project completed
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Natural Solutions to Climate Change: the Role of Protected Areas

Protected areas play a vital role in contributing to climate mitigation and adaptation, both on global and local scale. However, their role in responding to climate change is currently insufficiently recognized in the development of national strategies and policies of Georgia.  …  

10 Nov 2011 | Project completed
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The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign

The European Business and Biodiversity Campaign (EBBC) is dedicated to helping businesses recognise the many ways in which they are connected to biodiversity and the innovative opportunities they have to conserve it. …  

12 Oct 2011 | Project completed

B@B Platform

The EU Business @ Biodiversity Platform

Continued biodiversity loss will irreversibly compromise the natural resources that societies and businesses depend upon, but often take for granted. Involving business in the preservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and fair sharing of the benefits has become an important challenge for the business community. …  

02 Sep 2011 | Project completed