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Second Annual Meeting of Nature Conservation Authorities in South-Eastern Europe

This year’s meeting of senior officials from nature conservation authorities in the South-Eastern Europe will be held from 7th to 9th September in Brijuni National Park in Croatia. The meeting will be hosted by the Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection of Croatia and Brijuni National Park in cooperation with IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia.   …  

02 Sep 2015 | News story

The IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 will take place 1-10 September in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Countdown begins to the world’s leading environmental summit

Gland, Switzerland, 1 September 2015 (IUCN) – Today marks one year to the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, the world’s largest and most inclusive environmental decision-making forum that will define the future path for nature conservation. …   | French | Spanish

01 Sep 2015 | News story

Workshop participants - "Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region" project

Engaging local communities in the nomination of World Heritage properties

Local stakeholders in Albania help identify and assess the natural and cultural heritage of the transboundary Lake Ohrid region in the preparation of a nomination to extend to Albania the existing mixed World Heritage property “Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region.”   …  

22 Aug 2015 | News story

Buna River, Albania

A step forward in protection of nature in Albania

High number of Hydropower Plants (HPPs) in Albania adversely affects natural ecosystems, including protected areas, especially national parks. But the construction of the new HPPs in the protected areas will be stopped when the new law comes into force. Currently the law is in the initial planning process phase.   …  

03 Aug 2015 | News story

Institutional Building Expert/Consultancy

Towards Strengthened Conservation Planning in SEE 

31 Jul 2015 | Jobs - call for proposals

Zamir Dedej, Director of the National Agency for Protected Areas in Albania and Zoran Mrdak, Director of National Parks of Montenegro.

Increased cooperation of protected areas between Albania and Montenegro

With the aim of improving the mutual collaboration in protected areas between Albania and Montenegro, the Directors of protected areas agencies in both countries met to discuss about the basic values and ways of managing protected areas and improving their teamwork on issues of conservation and development of these regions.   …  

11 Jul 2015 | News story

Lena Pillars Nature Park, Russia

Sinyaya area added to Russia’s Lena Pillars World Heritage site

The World Heritage listed Lena Pillars Nature Park in the Russian Federation has been increased by 9% after the World Heritage Committee followed IUCN’s recommendation to approve a change in the site’s boundaries. …  

06 Jul 2015 | News story

East Rennell, Solomon Islands

Climate change and dams threaten natural World Heritage, warns IUCN

Climate change and large dam projects are putting natural World Heritage sites at risk, says IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on nature to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, meeting this Sunday in Bonn, Germany. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

25 Jun 2015 | International news release

Little Sydney - Protecting Nature in Europe conference

Little Sydney: A promising future for nature in Europe

Protected areas are and must remain at the heart of all nature conservation efforts if global and regional biodiversity and sustainable development targets are to be met.
More than 200 experts from five continents gathered at the “Little Sydney: Protecting Nature in Europe” conference in the medieval town of Hainburg, Austria, from 28-31 May 2015, to showcase and discuss original approaches for protected areas and nature conservation in Europe. Building on the outcomes of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, Little Sydney proved to be of the milestone international events on protected areas in Europe this year.   …  

08 Jun 2015 | News story

Second Management Planning “Visioning” Workshop for transboundary Lake Ohrid region

The Second Management Planning workshop took place on 3 and 4 June 2015 at the Regional Centre for Restoration (IMK) in Tirana, Albania. The workshop was organized in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region”, a three-year initiative of the European Union and UNESCO to reinforce the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region.   …  

05 Jun 2015 | News story

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