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IUCN European region covers a large and diverse territory in the Northern Hemisphere. Its rich biodiversity is threatened by increasing urbanization and habitat loss.

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Country Focus

Each month, the IUCN Regional Office for Europe takes you to a new country to explore its biodiversity and learn more about the efforts of IUCN Members, Committees and experts.

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Threatened species of Europe

Threatened Species of Europe

This slideshow presents some of the most threatened species in Europe based on the results of the European Red List. Commissioned by the European Union, the European Red List is a review of the conservation status of European species according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines. Freshwater molluscs and fishes are the most threatened groups in Europe (2011).

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Europe overseas photo gallery

Europe’s overseas territories: Valuable, vulnerable, vital

The EU Overseas territories, from the poles to the tropics, are home to a unique divesity of species and ecosystems of crucial global importance. The pictures in the slideshow are mainly taken from the IUCN publication on Climate Change and Biodiversity in the European Union Overseas Entities (2008).

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Wild Wonders of Europe

Wild Wonders of Europe

Wild Wonders of Europe is the largest photography-based conservation communication initiative in the world. After more than 1,100 days in the field the initiative has created an archive of almost 200,000 breathtaking images and hours of high-quality video footage. And the most up-to-date, cohesive visual documentation of nature in Europe. This is a glimpse of the wealth of images of Wild Wonders of Europe.

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Life along the Sava River

Life along the Sava River

To secure the integration of the protection of ecological values into the management of the Sava River, IUCN and Wageningen International, with technical support from Orbicon, have jointly carried out the project Protection of Biodiversity of the Sava River Basin Floodplains to support the Sava Basin countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia) in identifying, designating and managing biological and landscape diversity along the Sava River and in supporting the implementation of the EU Birds and Habitats Directives.

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